A standard home plumbing system usually has three parts: a main plumbing fixture, a water supply line and appliance group of fixtures and a drain. First, water enters the house through a main distribution line. It can either come from a private water source or a municipality’s main sewer line. Once inside the house, the water is then processed by the main plumbing fixture such as the kitchen sink or the bathtub.
The fixtures that make up the plumbing system are called pipe fittings. There are many different kinds and sizes of these. These pipe fittings are actually small tubes attached to the pipes that carry the liquid and provide a connection between them. If you have a leaking supply line or some other problem with your home plumbing system works, the pipes will clog and this will require a professional plumbing service.
When you have a plumbing system inside your house, it consists of several main lines, each carrying a different liquid. One of the main lines carries the water for your bath tub or your kitchen sink. On the other lines are the drainage lines which carry waste water away from the house. And of course there are the main pipes that carry the supply of the water to your home. To ensure that all these different lines are working properly, there are valves attached to the different lines.
Each time you turn on a tap in your home, the water in the supply line is brought into contact with the faucets that have been installed in your house. The faucets are made from different materials. Some of these materials are brass, copper, stainless steel and some even come in glass. Brass is probably the most popular because it is strong, durable and easy to clean. Copper, stainless steel and glass faucets are all available in different colors and designs these days.
You will also find brass and copper plumbing faucets fitted in the bathroom sink or your kitchen sink. These plumbing fixtures can be polished to give it a new sheen. There are also those fancy and expensive semi-precious stones, such as emeralds that are used for making the plumbing fixtures. Another type of material used for plumbing fixtures is the rubber and plastic material. All these materials are cheap to buy and are available in different colors.
Home plumbing systems are necessary since it keeps your home from suffering from the various ailments caused by the leaks in the plumbing systems. A faulty bathroom plumbing system could lead to a lot of illnesses in your household. Since most houses today are built with the latest construction techniques, they are not likely to suffer from the ailments caused by the old construction methods. These leaks might not be noticeable at first but overtime they will cause major problems if not treated properly.