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The Essentials of Home Plumbing System

Modern humans take so many things for granted. No one cares to learn how electricity works, how their computers work, or even how their plumbing works. Indeed, plumbing is a human innovation that has persisted for over 2,000 years. Some people, however, are still stuck in the Stone Age, giving no thought about how their plumbing system functions, and what it does for them. The essentials of plumbing splits into two main parts:

Fresh Water Supply

The fresh water is your inbound pipes. These pipes, comprised of plastic of GI piping generally weigh in around 25 mm of thickness. Fresh water is transported from a public source, through various piping networks, through your home, and out your faucets and appliances. What’s more, within the labyrinth of fresh water pipes, cold water and hot water pipes are separated. Indeed, there is two direct fresh water channels. The latter runs connects with your water heater; the former is mainlined into your faucet, perhaps through a reverse osmosis system before it fills your glass.

Waste Water

Although the sewer is best left out of sight and out of mind, it serves a vital function for the wellbeing of your home, your health, and the community at large. This channel of pipes carries all the waste water dispersed from your freshwater, inbound pipes, away from your home and into the sewers. This network of pipes is usually buried deep below floors for obvious reasons. Due to the nature of waste water pipes, clogging is very common. Thus, it is highly advisable to regularly schedule maintenance and cleaning.

Call the Pros

The most important thing you can do to maintain the health of your plumbing system is to avoid amateurs. Use only professionals, like the ones employed at Parker and Sons, to take care of your plumbing system.

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