Is water hammer dangerous?

Water hammer within your pipes is common, but we wouldn’t say it is dangerous. While it can create fittings on your pipework to become loose and fall off, these are not life-threatening issues. The worst that could possibly occur is a water leak. If you have excessive water hammering, you are at a high risk of finding a leak. Most pipework is located in your walls and under your house, so when a leak appears it will then damage your walls or under your house. Our tip would be as soon as you notice or hear the water hammer, that issue should be addressed straight away as to prevent more problems happening later on down the track. Water hammers can cost you a lot of money in damages.

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