Get Familiar With Your Home Plumbing System
The plumbing system can be a complicated maze of pipes, valves, and plumbing fixtures. But the good news is that plumbing problems are usually easy to fix! This blog post will tackle the basics of plumbing systems, so homeowners know what to do when they find themselves with a clogged drain or toilet – but don\’t worry, it\’s not as bad as it sounds! It\’ll also give a refresher course on the basics of household plumbing, just in case plumbing emergencies crop up!
Where Does Water Come From? Where Does It Go?
Water comes into the home from the city\’s water system. This water has been cleaned and is (in most places) safe to drink. The plumbing system is designed so that wastewater and gray water flow out of the house through pipes and plumbing fixtures, back into the city\’s sewer system, which is eventually treated and then put back into circulation.
Water can also come from a well or other sources not regulated by the government. This type of water may be unsafe to consume without being treated first because it hasn\’t been checked for contaminants. In these cases, it\’s generally up to the homeowner to test and treat the water if need be. But, for most people, water comes from the municipal plumbing system.
Common Plumbing Fixtures
There are common plumbing fixtures found inside and outside of the home. These include faucets, shower heads, toilets, hose bibs, and bathtubs. Faucets are the household fixture used to turn on or off water flow from a house\’s plumbing system. They can be found in kitchens, bathrooms, washer rooms, and garages.
These fixtures are connected to pipes attached to the main water line that brings water into the house. The pressure of this water is what allows the simple turn of a handle to release water. This pressure is always there, pushing water against the various fixtures until they open. Each type of fixture is different, and the most common issue with any fixture is leaking. But the most common household plumbing issue of all is a drain clog.
How Important Is Drain Cleaning?
Drain cleaning is important for the overall health of a home\’s plumbing system. Without regular drain cleaning, a clog can build up and cause plumbing problems. And while clogs are the most common issue, an unclean drain can eventually cause a pipe to burst, which can cause thousands of dollars in damage to the home.
Clogs happen because buildup from hair, soap scum, cooking grease, food matter, minerals, and other materials get stuck on the sides of plumbing pipes inside the home. Often when the water can\’t flow through the plumbing pipes and into the sewers, it backs up into sinks and toilets. Not only is this unpleasant, but it\’s also bad for the health of the plumbing system. This is why it\’s a good idea to have professional plumbers clean a home\’s drains every year or two.
About American Eagle Plumbing
American Eagle Plumbing, Inc. has been serving Round Rock, TX since 2009. They offer on-time arrivals and no-hassle service. They also offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on every job. Contact them for reliable and honest plumbing services.