You walk into the bathroom and as you turn the tap you hear a loud bang that makes everyone in the house jump. So what is this noise that sounds as if the house is collapsing? This is known as water hammer and it can be a serious problem. It is caused when a surge of high pressured water is forced to change direction or stop too quickly when you turn on and off your taps.

  • Your house is over 30 years old
  • You hear a large bang when turning on and off taps
  • The walls are shaking!

What’s the big deal?

This can result in the pipes collapsing which could even flood your bathroom and leave you with a costly bill. Many people that have had their pipes burst didn’t know the serious risk of water hammer till it was too late. It much easier to take action on water hammer now rather than deal with the chaos of a flooded home! So if you have noticed large bangs every time you turn on and off the taps what can you do? The solution is simple and could save you a lot of heartache in the future.

The solution

A water hammer arrestor is a device that stops water hammer in an instant. It is an easy, quick and cheap way to fix the costly risk of water hammer. The arrestor consists of a spring and a waterproof air bladder which absorb the shock of moving water that was initially shocking your pipes. Unlike other devices such as air chambers, arrestors do not need recharging which means you don’t have to worry about water hammer again.

Need a hand?

If you think you have water hammer and you need the complete peace of mind that comes when hiring a fully licensed, professional plumber, then call Omega today on 1300 674 797 and book to stop the house shaking once and for all.