Remove The Air From Your Pipes

June 15 2021

Remove The Air From Your Pipes

Your plumbing system may sometimes make unusual noises, such as prolonged vibrating and loud gurgling noises. Although it may not sound healthy, it is nothing to worry about, as this is simply a sign that there is trapped air inside of your water pipes. The Ross Wright team are able to help you with resolving this issue, contact our team for more information.

Why You May Have Water In Your Pipes
There are multiple ways and reasons as to why there may be air trapped in your pipes, the most common ways are malfunctions or loose check valves, leaks in your water well system or piping, a well pump being unable to take in enough water causing it to use air and water, or small air pockets that are created when heating the water.

Steps To Take
A great first step to make when you are experiencing a problem such as trapped air in your pipes is to completely turn off your water supply. Once you have located and turned off the main water supply, you will then have to systematically give the air a way out of the pipes.

Steps To Take
A great first step to make when you are experiencing a problem such as trapped air in your pipes is to completely turn off your water supply. Once you have located and turned off the main water supply, you will then have to systematically give the air a way out of the pipes.

You will do this by starting as close to the mains as possible and working away from it, turning all faucets, both hot and cold around halfway allowing enough room for air to escape. Running the dishwasher and washing machine, flushing all toilets, and drain all water from any appliances that may be holding it such as the fridge.

With all faucets open halfway and the water drained where needed, re-supply the system and turn the water mains back on. After turning the water back on you will want to leave it running for around 10 – 15 minutes, ensuring everything is working and running correctly, including letting the toilets re-fill and flushing them again.

Once you have a steady stream of water and no more noise coming from your piping, this will indicate there is no more air in your pipes and you can now turn off all faucets, starting with the furthest from the water mains to closest.

Air trapped in your pipes will not damage your home or plumbing system, so do not panic, contacting professionals such as Ross Wright is essential as often trapped air in your pipes can be confused with a water hammer situation. This is when water quickly changes direction while travelling through your pipes, this is caused by someone turning a water valve or faucet too quickly which forces it to go backwards into the piping system, causing pressure and damage to your water system.

For more information or help with trapped air in your pipes, please contact us at 01325 320676 or visit rosswrightltd.com. We also offer a number of other services such as Asbestos Removal and Steel Fabrication.