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Water Hammer Cause of Broken Pipes in La Palma Home?

10/3/2023 (Permalink)

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Our local Buena Park team is a leader in water damage restoration services in La Palma. Water hammers, also known as hydraulic shocks or water hammering, are a common cause of broken pipes and can lead to various plumbing issues, including leaks and pipe damage.

If water hammering occurs frequently or with great intensity, it can exert significant stress on the pipe and its connections. Over time, this repeated stress can weaken pipes and joints, potentially leading to leaks or even pipe ruptures. Additionally, it can cause damage to fixtures, appliances, and nearby structures. If you notice frequent or severe water hammering, it's a good idea to consult with a plumber who can assess your system and recommend appropriate solutions.

To prevent water hammers and the associated risks, various solutions can be implemented, including:

Water Hammer Arrestors: These are devices installed in plumbing systems to absorb shock waves, preventing them from causing damage.

Pressure Regulators: Adjusting water pressure at the main water supply can help reduce the intensity of the water hammer.

Slow-Closing Valves: Installing slow-closing valves or faucets can minimize the sudden interruption of water flow, reducing the likelihood of water hammer.

Water Softeners: Water softeners can help by reducing the force of water flow, making it less likely to cause a water hammer.

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