When you flush the toilet or turn on a faucet do you hear a loud “thunder” sound or do you notice air bubbles in the flow of water? By completing the following steps you can remove the air that is trapped in your pipes resulting in peace and quiet in your plumbing.
Step 1 – Turn off the main water supply
From the main valve (which may be located outside), turn off the water supply to the entire home.
Step 2 – Open every water source in the home
Open every faucet in the house, including sinks, tubs and showers. Also, turn on your dishwasher and washing machine to the rinse cycle. Flush all of the toilets. Leave faucets open for 10-15 minutes, or until there is no longer water running.
Step 3 – Turn off faucets in the proper order
Once water stops running, close the faucets starting the bottom of the home and working upwards.
Step 4 – Turn on the main water supply
Turn the water supply back on to the home. Check each faucet giving it a few minutes to start running. You may hear a little “gurgling” while the air is escaping through the faucet at first, but don’t worry, it should stop. It is pushing out any remaining air in the pipes as water is forced through.
And that’s it! Hopefully by emptying the pipes of water and reintroducing it the proper way, any air pockets will be replaced with freely flowing water. If you are still having problems with noisy plumbing or air in your pipes, contact a professional to inspect your system.
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