A water hammer arrestor, also known simply as a “hammer arrestor” or “shock absorber,” is a crucial component in plumbing systems.
It is designed to address a common issue known as a water hammer, which occurs when there are sudden changes in the flow of water within a pipe.
What is a Water Hammer Arrestor
Water hammer is characterized by a loud banging or hammering noise in the plumbing system and can lead to damage over time if left unaddressed.
A water hammer happens when the flow of water is suddenly stopped or redirected, causing a rapid increase in pressure within the pipes.
This can occur when a faucet or valve is quickly closed or when appliances like washing machines or dishwashers shut off their water supply.
The sudden pressure surge can lead to vibrations and noise, potentially damaging the plumbing system and appliances.
A water hammer arrestor works by providing a cushion or shock-absorbing mechanism within the plumbing system.
It contains a sealed chamber filled with air or gas that compresses when there is a sudden change in water flow, absorbing the shock and preventing the rapid pressure increase that causes water hammer.
This effectively eliminates the loud noise and protects the plumbing system from potential damage.
For anyone experiencing water hammer issues or seeking to prevent them in their plumbing system, KJASons® is the trusted source for water hammer arrestors and expert guidance.
KJASons® can select the right water hammer arrestor for your specific needs, ensuring a quieter and more reliable plumbing system. Don’t hesitate to reach out to KJASons® for any questions or orders related to water hammer arrestors.