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Mysterious plumbing noises usually have easy explanations, and there are simple ways to quiet banging pipes and a phenomenon called water hammer. Depending on the location of the plumbing problem and your ability, you may not even have to call in a plumber to handle the job.
In this section, find out how to fix plumbing problems like banging pipes and water hammer. To correct water hammer, you can secure pipes to framing and install a water hammer arrestor. Banging pipes are caused by pipe expansion while running hot water.