Asked on Aug 1, 2012

deep loud sound when turning hot water on

Woodbridge Environmental


a few days ago our water line to the house busted and was replaced. Since then everytime we turn the HOT water on, there is a loud deep sound until we turn the hot water off. It makes the floor vibrate. It seems like it comes from the water heater (which was replaced 4 years ago). especially when I run the dishwasher (and washer if doing a hot wash) I can't do anything about it. It does stop as soon as the dishwasher is done getting the water for the cycle! what can be done? thanks
1 answer
  • This can be a few things. Most likely its the better water pressure you now have. I suggest that you get the company back in that did the repair and have them check the water pressure for you. Often when pressure is to high it causes the washers in the faucets to vibrate when turned on. Still another cause can be the main valve is not all the way on. That too will cause a humming sound when water is run. In any case, its the person that did the water main replacements deal to fix. If its was an independent person you can always call the water company and have them check it out for you. Let us know how you make out.

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