Residental Plumbing

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It does not matter if you own your home or you’re paying rent or if you reside in a big house or a tiny apartment, you should be familiar with your residential plumbing system.

Acquainting yourself with the fundamentals of your home plumbing system will help you reduce damages in an event of a plumbing emergency. This is of course referring to your actions prior to the arrival of Long Island Plumber’s to the rescue.

Understanding the essentials of your residential system, will also help you clarify the problem when you call a plumber for assistance.
Contact the Plumbers SA team for residential plumbing services all around South Africa including Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and other major cities and towns.

Residential plumbing system – Major Features

Two plumbing systems run through your house. One system forwards clean water to your home. Under Pressure, this water gets to all floors of a building. At the same time as, wastewater is taken out via the drainage system that’s made from the following features: drain, waste, and vent – therefore it is also known as the DWV system.

Other than the pipes that remove the wastewater, vents sticking out from the roof let air into the drainpipes thus guaranteeing the wastewater flow properly. Another element – the trap, is the bent part of the drainpipe. It stops disagreeable scents from entering your home. Working concurrently, all these elements enable the effective & smooth functioning of your residential plumbing system.

Faucets, sinks, showers, tub, and toilets are all home fixtures. Though it’s true that each of them can pose a specific plumbing problem but you should keep in mind that if you encounter a leak or a pipe happens to crack in any of these fixtures, it is recommended that before you do anything, you check if there’s a shutoff valve near to the fixture. If so, turn it off.