Turning on and off your water, do you hear strange banging noises in your pipes? This is because of a common problem called a water hammer. It happens because of a problem where the water doesn’t have anywhere to go after you turn off the faucet. The water will then instead bang around in your pipes, and this could lead to damage in the long run.
So, what can you do to stop this from happening? Well, the solution should already be part of your system. An air chamber is specifically designed for preventing this situation from occurring, but it is possible that the air chamber has filled up with water, which prevents it from functioning as expected. When this is the case, you need to take certain steps to drain the air chamber and make it work again. By turning off your water supply with all faucets open, the water chamber should drain. If you still have the issue with a water hammer after doing this, or if the problem comes back quickly, you might need a plumber to take a look at your system.