At FixTheBog we understand how annoying it can be to hear pipes banging. When a valve closes quickly and stops the flow, that momentum shakes and pounds pipes. A water hammer arrestor cures this condition with a cushion of air that absorbs the momentum. It also reduces stress on pipework. Washing machines and dishwashers are prime suspects because their automatic valves close fast.
CAN WATER HAMMER CAUSE DAMAGE?
Valves - pressure from the shock waves caused by uncontrolled water hammer can pop, loosen or even crack valves within the system. Safety Relief Valves and Pressure Reducing Valves can be particularly affected, and reduce the safety of your plumbing.
Fittings and joints - welded fittings and joints are especially vulnerable to damage caused by water hammer. Internal pressure can exceed the system's rating, while pipe movement can create external pressure on different parts of the system. Hangers and brackets - due to the way water hammer moves pipes, they are the biggest cause of loose pipe hangers and failed supports. This can even cause additional noises, with the noise of rattling pipes added to the water hammer sounds.
Our Water Hammers also come with a life time guarantee.