Everything in our home relies on plumbing from brushing your teeth to flushing the toilet. A residential plumbing system can be complicated, but it is composed of 4 things, waste drains, waste vents, potable water, and rainwater. Keep reading to learn more about each system and what it does for your residential plumbing system.
Waste drains are connected to fixtures in the home like sinks and showers. When you use a fixture like flush the toilet, waste is carried through these pipes to the municipal drain under the street.
Waste vents are what equalize change in pressure when fixtures are used like a toilet being flushed. There are vents that go through the roof and relieve pressure build-up inside the municipal drain.
Potable water comes from the street and flows through your pipes into your hot water tank which heats the water to be used throughout the house.
Rainwater can be collected from the gutters on the roof into a barrel for plants and flowers to save water.
While each system sounds simple, they are very complicated. For any issues with your residential plumbing system, call a residential plumbing contractor right away.