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1950 Waycross Road

Cincinnati, OH 45240

Instant Fix to Noisy Pipes

Wondering what making weird creaking noises in your house? Have you checked out your plumbing system? Often times, households with hot water pipes experiences this problem. When hot pass along the pipes, it causes the pipe to expand and contracts when the temperature goes down. the expansion and contraction of the pipes loosen the nails and some pipe straps. With loose nails and straps, the pipes then rub against the floor joists or beam creating weird creaking sound. The best way to permanently solve this problem is to fix the loose nails and add more pipe straps to make the pipe steadier. If you are not sure how to do it, it is best to call a professional plumber near you to fix it.

Do It Yourself

Here are the things needed to do it yourself
1. Cat’s paw
2 Drill (recommended: Cordless Drill)
3. 1-1/4-in. drywall screws
4. Pipe strap


Step 1. Find loose nails and straps. Use the cat’s paw tool to remove the nails.
Step 2. Replace the nails with screws. Use the cordless drill to insert the screws.
Step 3. Add more straps. It is advised that you add one strap per joist to make the pipes become steadier.