Water Hammer | Plumbing Fort Worth
When your pipes produce a loud banging noise after shutting a water tap off, your plumbing is experiencing water hammer. The sound is a result of fast moving water coming to a sudden stop when a tap is closed. The banging sound in your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth may be similar to the noise of pipes being hit with a hammer.
The frequency and intensity of the sound can vary from a loud bang to a series of what is often described as echoes. Noise occurring when a tap is opened is likely due to air in the line, common after the water supplier has provided repair on the municipal system. However, water hammer occurs when a tap is closed.
Water hammer may not occur each time a tap is closed. However, once it begins, it is an indication of a problem with your plumbing. Furthermore, it has the potential to damage your plumbing in Fort Worth, and can lead to a burst pipe, and the resulting damage to your home, including mold. Calling a plumber to identify the cause, and provide the necessary repair is essential.
The causes of water hammer can be due to the loss of air chambers, high water pressure, and pipe corrosion, for example. While plumbing repair can potentially eliminate the causes of water hammer, installing a pressure reducing valve for high pressure for example, when the cause is pipe corrosion repiping is the only solution. Our experienced and reliable plumbers in Fort Worth can provide the repiping, or other plumbing repair you need.
Furthermore, corroded galvanized pipe will rust from the inside out, resulting in leaks with damage to your home, and unhealthy water. If your home contains galvanized piping, contact a plumber in Fort Worth to schedule repiping.
You can test your water pressure by purchasing an inexpensive water pressure gauge, which screws into an outdoor faucet. When the water is turned on, the gauge provides the water pressure. Alternately, you can hire a plumber to test the water pressure for you.
Pipes can also experience noise due to other causes. For example, a loose pipe can cause noise such as rattling. When this is the cause of vibrating pipe, proper strapping of a loose pipe will stop the noise. Whistling or squealing when a faucet is opened can be caused by wear in a faucet component or valve. Worn components in other plumbing may also cause noise. Our reliable, licensed plumbers can provide the plumbing services you need for repair of plumbing in Fort Worth.
If you are experiencing water hammer, other noises or issues in your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, don’t risk damage to your plumbing, or potential leaks. Call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for a professional resolution. Our licensed plumbers serve Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding areas with expert plumbing repair, installation, maintenance and gas line services. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing backs all its repairs with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.