The Basics Of A Residential Plumbing System


The more you understand about the plumbing system in your home, the more of an understanding you will have about the importance of treating it right. Also, you will be able to catch problems faster when you have a basic understanding of the system and you may be able to prevent small problems from becoming very big ones. Here is some information that you should know about your plumbing, so you have a good idea of how everything works.

The main water line

The main water line will supply your home with water, which will be directed to all of the different areas of your home via a system of pipes. If you have a pipe in your hoe burst, then you want to also know where the main shut off valve is. This valve will shut off the water to your home, so you can prevent a lot of water damage from happening to your home and belongings while you wait for the plumber to fix things for you.

The incoming pipes

The pipes will be directed throughout the home where they will go to all of the areas that need water, such as the yard, the kitchen, the laundry room, the bathrooms, the water heater, etc. If you want to do something, like add an additional bathroom in the future, then you would be able to have a plumber add additional pipes to the plumbing system that would allow you to get water to that new bathroom as well. The pipes go to each water outlet source, such as the toilets, baths, showers, sinks, water heater, washer, dishwasher, etc.

The outgoing pipes

Once water has been used in the home, then it will leave through pipes that will take it away where it will eventually make its way to the city sewer then to the water treatment plant. Or, if your home is on septic, then the water will be deposited into the septic tank where the wastewater will be separated from solids and scum. What's left as wastewater then makes its way to the drain field where it ends up in the soil. The soil acts as a filter and ensures the water is clean from contaminants before it then meets up with the groundwater.

Problems with pipes

There can be problems with any pipes, any fixtures connected to the pipes appliances, the main line, the sewer line, the septic system, or any other element of the plumbing. None should be ignored. Problems don't just go away; they only get worse. This is why you need to call a plumbing service out for any issues.


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