October 30th, 2017 at 10:45 am sitting here in my office for the 4th consecutive week of zero service calls? Sure it’s been unusually warm here in the northeast and I guess people have the tendency to forget that we’re only about 54 days away from Christmas. Without warning it’s going to get unusually cold and those balmy days of summer will be long forgotten. Soon the calls will come from freezing homeowners wondering why their heat won’t kick on.
Although clogged drains come in many flavors, I’m going to be talking specifically about the typical clogged kitchen, lavatory or tub drain. Should you do it yourself or should you call in a pro? Well, it depends!
What is Water Hammer and why does it happen? Simply put, it’s a pressure surge or wave that takes place when a liquid is forced to either stop or change direction suddenly. Kinda like driving your car into a brick wall…Ouch! This sudden stop can and does cause noise and or damage which is usually identified as a loud Bang throughout the plumbing system.