Most people do not realize how many different types of residential plumbing go into their home. It takes a lot of different means of plumbing to bring all the different appliances and fixtures in your home to life so they work in concert to ensure your comfort. Here is a list of things that fall into the category of being a part of the residential plumbing in your home.
Sewer and Septic Systems Drain Lines
It goes without saying that the sewer and septic systems in your home are vitally important. Bodily waste is something that nobody likes to talk about but its a normal function that keeps your body healthy. When it happens it needs to go someplace in a safe and sanitary form and the way that is done is through septic and sewer systems. Every home has them and its important that these are always kept in good working order.
Water Feed lines
There is a main water line that runs somewhere under everyones yard. This line must be tapped into in order to bring water to your house for use. It will also have a meter that is attached to it somewhere on the line in order for you to receive the water bill for that portion of your utilities.
Household Plumbing Fixtures
Toilets, sinks and faucets will not do you any good in your home if there are no lines hooked up to them. Part of the residential plumbing in your home is to get them all working. Your toilet needs water to make it flush to do its job and the sinks and faucets in the bathrooms and other places in your home need to have water feed lines running to them also.
Hot Water Lines
Most every home needs to have hot water for washing, cleaning and other things. This is usually done by an electric water heater that is set up somewhere in your home. This water needs two types of residential plumbing lines to make it work. The first is a feed line to bring cold water to it and the other is a line that takes the heated water where it needs to go.
Specialty Water Lines
There can be other specialty water lines that go into your home too. We mentioned hot water lines but these do not always go to a stand-alone water heater; sometimes there will be a line that goes to your furnace and acts as a tankless water heater. There are also lines for ice makers, lines that go to washers and lines that feed hot and cold water to dishwashers and such.
Most people would be amazed at the amount of plumbing that runs under their house and through the walls in their home. There is such a complicated web of residential plumbing that goes into your house that it actually has to be drawn into the housing design to make sure its all there and works properly. Life would be pretty uncomfortable to say the least if it wasnt for all the residential plumbing in your home.
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