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c) Slowly open the main valve part way and close the faucets, one by one, as the water runs steadily.

d) After all the faucets are running steadily, fully open the main valve.

  1. e)Test to see if the anti-hammer arresters are working by quickly shutting off a faucet.

    If the above sequence doesn’t eliminate the water hammer in your pipes, we recommend calling a plumber to evaluate and repair the problem. If not fixed, repeated water hammer events will damage the pipes.

While we hope you find this series of articles about home inspection helpful, they should not be considered an alternative to an actual home inspection by a local inspector. Also, construction standards vary in different parts of the country and it is possible that important issues related to your area may not be covered here.
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