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Water Hammer? Here’s What to Do

clearing-of-a-drainYou are sitting in your house one evening and suddenly a loud rattling noise bursts through the walls. You don’t know exactly what’s going on, but you know that there’s probably a problem with the plumbing system and that you need help. Count on our plumbing repair services to get to the source of this strange noise.

We don’t mean to alarm you, but water hammer is an early sign of potentially large plumbing issues. You don’t want to allow this to go on unchecked for too long. If you do, you’re only going to allow the plumbing problems to get worse with time. Our team is here to make the solutions easy for you. Just call our professionals today. We specialize in plumbing in Glen Mills, PA.

What’s Happening?

Why is your plumbing making this sound? It’s probably the noise of the plumbing system under pressure. If there is water rushing through a pipe toward a tap and you turn the faucet off suddenly, the flow of water will slam into the closed value and create a hydraulic shockwave.

The impact of this shockwave can cause myriad problems for your house. The sound of water hammer is only the start of these troubles—a mild side effect. At its most dire, water hammer results in broken pipes, loose fittings, and damage to all the water-connected appliances throughout your home.

The shockwaves of water hammer can also cause the pipes throughout the house to physically move away from their attachments. The pipes can get so rattled that they shift out of place. This can allow pipes to bang against walls. This can make even more noise and it can also lead to severe damage.

What Can You Do About Water Hammer?

Are you wondering you can do about this for your home? Here are some steps to take:

1. Check Household Water Pressure

You need to start off by checking your home’s water pressure. You could be experiencing this water pressure problem because the water pressure is too high.

Head over to your home’s hose bib with a water pressure gauge. Open this faucet while all the other faucets in the house are closed. A good water pressure range is anywhere from 50 to 80 psi. If the water pressure is too high, then the water pressure is a problem.

2. Note Loose Water Lines

Are there any visible water lines around your home? Go around the house and get acquainted with them. If you notice that there’s something going on where many of your home’s water lines are loose or unstable, then come to our professionals to schedule repairs.

3. Call Us

Are you experiencing regular issues not only with water hammer but other parts of the plumbing system? This means that you need to arrange an appointment with our professionals. We’ll provide the best precision plumbing work so you have a reliable, healthy, and comfortable home.

Contact Murphy’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. Integrity Before Profit.

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