Plumbing System Overview
An expert plumber will tell you that the whole concept of plumbing follows the principles of nature such as gravity and pressure. Put simply, water will always seek its level. Grasping this concept will enable you to design an efficient plumbing system in your home.
What is a plumbing system?
This is basically a network of piping systems whose aim is to supply water or drain away discharge. Plumbing is an expensive project, hence the need to get it right the first time. The primary piping line will deliver fresh water to your apartment from either a well or a public utility.
The next channel of pipes will then distribute this water to your kitchen, washroom, and other facilities. Finally, the drainage system is in charge of channeling waste to septic tanks or a sewer.
Understanding how the system works will provide insights into the most common problems that plague piping systems. Whether you are remodeling your residence or building a new one from scratch, it’s essential to adopt a practical plumbing design that will serve you for years with minimal repair concerns.
Water supply channels
As stated earlier, the plumbing system in your house taps water from the municipal pumping unit and then channels it to your apartment. From here, it branches out to various destinations such as your shower, kitchen sink, bathtub, toilet and any water heating appliance.
A complete set water supply system will include pipes, faucets, valves, and fittings. Pipes and accessories are available in wide range of finishes, from plastic PVC to copper and galvanized iron alloys.
The drainage systems in our homes work through an elaborate siphoning feature. The drainage pipes in our apartments angle downwards to enable waste to flow to our septic tanks or a sewer. Gravity is the force that propels residue towards the sewage treatment facility. The vent pipes that stick out from the roof play a critical role in supplying air to the drainage pipes.
Appliances and fittings
A majority of people have at least one or two appliances in their homes be it a refrigerator, a washing machine, a water dispenser or even a water heater. Such devices feature connections that allow it to interact with your home’s water supply or drain.
The links are mostly in the form of faucets and valves where pipes can attach to the appliance. It is essential to note the location of such valves and shut off points.
A typical kitchen setups will feature a hot and cold water supply line to the sink, gas line to supply cooking gas and drain pipes to channel out discharge.
Bathrooms are a bit sophisticated because they feature a wide range of inlets and outlets. Bathtubs, faucets, toilets, and showers are all part of the plumbing system. The piping should be practical and leak-free. Bathrooms are unique because they require both a water supply plumbing and drainage vents.
Pressured water is delivered from the municipal supply point, on getting to the meter. Once here it can either be supplied cold and be passed through a heater for warming.
We are more than happy to provide you with an initial estimate for plumbing work that you need. Contact us today and enjoy great rates from your local Port Kennedy Plumber.