Understanding Your Plumbing System
You depend on your plumbing system for many things, whether for cooking, bathing, drinking, or cleaning. That is why it pays to know how it works, so you’ll know when to call a plumber in Escondido, CA, from A.M. Plumbing & Rooter should something goes wrong. Below, we’ll help you understand more about your plumbing system so you can make sound decisions.
Water Coming In
When you live in a residential area, you likely rely on city water rather than well water. There are main pipes running under the streets, and each home and business has individual lines that branch off from the main lines.
Before entering your plumbing system, the water flows through your water meter, which measures the water coming into your home that your utility company uses for billing. It also helps with plumbing services if there is a problem with the mains or your branch. In addition, there is a shut-off valve located at the meter where you can shut off water to your home in case of emergencies.
In Your Home
Whenever you need plumbing repairs, there are stop valves you can use to turn off the water to a faucet or a toilet. These also come in handy if you will be away from home for a long time, ensuring that no tap is dripping and wasting water.
Drainage and Wastewater
Water has to go somewhere, and it’s down the drains and sewer lines. Drains come with traps, which are curved sections of pipe under your sink and in your toilet base. Traps prevent sewer gas from backing up into your home, which may count as an emergency plumbing issue in some cases. Drains also have vents, which are the small pipes that stick out of your roof and help water flow smoothly.
Now that you understand how your plumbing system works, it’ll be easier for you to pinpoint potential issues and determine when to get in touch with a reliable plumbing company like A.M. Plumbing & Rooter. If you’d like to learn more about plumbing basics or need a service visit, contact us today.
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