It can be tough keeping up with plumbing maintenance as a homeowner. Fortunately, a plumbing service is knowledgeable and can be hired to help you keep up with maintenance. Here are the four systems your home’s plumbing system uses that you want to keep regularly maintained.
Waste drains are made of PVC, ABS, or cast iron pipes that are connected to fixtures in your home like your toilet, sink, or bathtub. When these fixtures are used, the waste travels through the pipes, out of your home and into the municipal drain under your street, or into your septic tank.
Waste vents are connected to your waste drains and provide ventilation through the roof. Every time you use your fixtures like flushing the toilet, excess air will escape through these vents to relieve pressure in the municipal drains or septic tanks.
Potable water comes into your home from the street in cities or a well in rural areas. It is then passed into the hot water tank to be used in your home.
The last system your home may use is rainwater management. This is when rainwater from the gutters is collected in a tank or barrel to then be used in your home.
Keeping up with maintenance on your home’s plumbing systems can save you a lot of avoidable expenses. If you haven’t had maintenance done in a while, it’s a good idea to call a plumbing service to check your systems.