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How Does Water Hammer Happen?

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Tell us if the following scene sounds familiar to you:

You’re enjoying reading a book by your radiator as you can feel the warmth that’s produced by your boiler. Everything is quiet and serene until there’s a sudden lound and unpleasant noise that comes from your radiator and your boiler system.

If this sounds like a moment right out of your life then you’re dealing with an issue like water hammer. Water hammer, also known as hydraulic shock, can occur when you’re in need of Evanston boiler repairs. It’s definitely not a good thing, and we’d like to make the case today that you need to get your system fixed if it’s encountering this problem.

Let’s talk about what hydraulic shock—or water hammer—is, why it happens, and why you need the help of a professional to have it fixed!

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