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residential plumbingWhether you live in a house or an apartment, whether you are a homeowner or renting, it is highly recommended that you acquaint yourself with your residential plumbing system.

Knowing the basics of the system could allow you to minimize the damage in case of a plumbing emergency, before your professional New York plumber arrives at the scene. With a basic grasp of the system, you can also accurately explain the situation at hand whenever you contact your plumbing contractor for help.

Accurately explaining the details of the malfunction has quite a few advantages: first, it allows your plumbing contractor to prepare himself for the project at hand – in terms of the required equipment and the amount of time that should be allocated for the job. Knowing these parameters in advance will also enable your plumber to calculate an accurate estimate which will, in turn, allow you to have all the details regarding the expected costs.

Plumbing Expert Tip

By regularly checking your plumbing system, your New York plumber can save you the hassle of a plumbing fiasco.

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Your home plumbing system is always something to take seriously. Our expert plumbers are ready to come by your house any time and any day.

drain waste ventSo what is a residential plumbing system comprised of?

Your home has two separate plumbing systems running through it. The first brings fresh water into your house. As it is pressurized, the water can reach every floor and every corner of the building. Concurrently, wastewater is removed from your house through the drainage system. The latter is comprised of three elements - drain, waste and vent - and is therefore also referred to as the DWV system.

Apart from the downward tilting pipes which carry the wastewater away from your house, vents protruding from the roof admit air into the drainpipes, thereby ensuring the proper flow of wastewater. An additional feature known as trap, which is the curved section of the drainpipe attached to every fixture, prevents sewer gases and unpleasant odors from permeating your house. Operating simultaneously, these features allow your plumbing system to function properly and efficiently.

Toilet trap diagram
toilet trap diagram

in case of emergencySinks, tubs, faucets, toilets and showers are all examples of home fixtures. Whereas pipes carry fresh water to all fixtures, drain pipes remove wastewater away from them.
While each fixture presents its own particular plumbing problems, depending on its structure and function, it is important to remember that in case of a leak or a pipe break in any of the fixtures, you should first check whether there's a shutoff valve next to the fixture itself, and then turn it off.

To avoid fixture related problems, consult your professional NYC plumber about regular plumbing maintenance of each of the fixtures or of any other home appliances which require regular water supply.

Plumbing Expert Tip

Check your water meter every once in a while. A radical movement of the meter dial could be indicative of a leak.

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