Water Hammer | Pipes

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Water Hammer | Pipes

When you need a Citrus plumber to stop the noises in your water pipes, it’s time to call the Citrus plumbers at Billy the Sunshine Plumber.

You spent the day at the Stone Crab Jam and all you wanted when you got home was a nice, warm shower to clean off the grime. But when you turned off the water, you heard a loud, thudding sound. Now you’re wondering what’s wrong and what can be done about it.

“When water is running and is then suddenly turned off, the rushing liquid has no place to go and slams against the shut-off valve. The loud, thudding sound that follows is known as a water hammer,” according to American Home Shield. “Besides being alarming, water hammer can potentially damage joints and connections in the water pipe itself.”

You can try to fix it yourself by checking your air chamber. Sometimes that fills with water. If it has, you can turn off all the water in your home, open all the faucets to drain the system and then turn the water back on.

If that doesn’t help or the problem comes back, then it’s best to call a plumbing expert who knows a lot about pipes, like the pipe experts at Billy the Sunshine Plumber. Billy Sunshine can install water hammer arrestors.

“These small devices connect to your water pipes and contain a spring-loaded shock absorber. They work by diverting the force of the water when a faucet is shut off,” American Home Shield says. “Unlike air chambers, water hammer arrestors never become waterlogged.”

Billy the Sunshine Plumber has been the plumbing and pipe expert of choice in Tampa Bay since 1924. Billy Sunshine, as he’s also known, is available 24/7/365 in Citrus, Hernando, Pasco and Pinellas counties. Billy is always here for you.

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