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If you are facing a water hammer problem — it’s time to call the experts at Paul Byrnes Plumbing. Water hammer problems are characterised by the sudden, forceful movement of water in a pipe, leading to a “hammering” sound from your plumbing system. If left alone, water hammer damage your piping system instantly or over time.

When you hear banging and rattling in your piping, our expert water hammer service technicians can identify your issue and provide you with a proper water hammer solution.

How water hammer happens

Water hammer is caused by the abrupt stop of water flowing in a pipe after being accelerated by a valve or pump. The sudden stop causes the water to compress into a small volume and then expand again, producing a shock wave that travels through the pipe. Water hammer problems can damage pipes, valves and pumps, while also causing unpleasant noise in your plumbing systems.

To prevent damage, you need the water hammer solutions of expert plumbers from Paul Byrnes Plumbing. However, if your plumbing system is still in good shape, you can reduce the likelihood of water hammer by:

  • Installing a water hammer arrestor at the inlet to your home or business.
  • Adjusting the pressure regulator on your water heater.
  • Changing the way you use appliances that use water, such as gradually turning on the tap instead of fully opening it right away.

Causes of water hammer problems

Water hammer is a problem that can cause significant damage to your plumbing system. When the problem is not addressed immediately, this can lead to leaks or even burst pipes, which can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage.

Several factors can cause this, including:

  • A sudden change in water flow (when flushing a toilet or turning off a tap)
  • A malfunctioning valve or valve seat
  • An abrupt change in temperature
  • A pressure imbalance between the hot and cold water lines.
  • A high-grade copper lines are not used for long lines 

This is more common in older pipes and fixtures but can also occur with newer installations and appliances if poorly installed or maintained.

If you notice any banging noises coming from your pipes, contact us immediately so we can diagnose the problem and fix it before it gets worse! At Paul Byrnes Plumbing, our team are experts at quickly identifying what’s causing your water hammer and repairing it. We’ve been providing this service to our customers for years, so you know you’re in good hands!

Get 24/7 water hammer solutions from Paul Byrnes Plumbing

At Paul Byrnes Plumbing, we understand the importance a plumber can play in restoring your life and home stability. Trust our experts in water hammer solutions and other plumbing services. If you have a plumbing emergency, our “on time or it’s free” guarantee means if we’re late, your first two hours of labour are free! 

With over 30 years of experience, Paul Byrnes Plumbing can handle all aspects of residential plumbing. We’ll work with you to determine the best solution for your needs so that you get the best value for your money. Contact us today for a free estimate!