Plumbing is the system of pipes and other devices installed in a home or office to distribute water. The building’s plumbing system can hook to public water or to a private well. Water is then moved from the well or public water lines through a system of pipes into your home or office. Pipes are run throughout your building and attach to your bath tubs, sinks, toilets, and washing machines. Each appliance that uses running water is equipped with a valve or knob so you can turn the water on and off. Hot water heaters are an important part of the plumbing system; it stores water and uses gas or electricity to heat it before distribution. Pipes, valves, knobs, and your hot water heater all work together to conveniently supply running water throughout your home or office.
Purification systems are also part of some plumbing systems. Public water is run through a purification system before it’s distributed to your building, but the system doesn’t always catch all impurities. Well water is often contaminated and should be run through a purification system before use. You can attach filters to your incoming water lines to ensure the water is as clean as possible before it runs through your home or business. Another popular method of water purification is using filters that attach to water spigots to purify your drinking water.
Plumbing systems are vital to our lives, but sometimes our plumbing systems fail. Water leaks, burst pipes, and frozen water lines are just a few plumbing issues you may experience. These problems will likely cause decreased water pressure or no water distribution whatsoever. In addition, you may have a mess to clean up once the problem is fixed.
Obviously, plumbing systems have a huge impact on our lives, though we rarely ever think about them until something goes wrong. Plumbing systems distribute water throughout our home and business. Pipes are run from a water source into and throughout your home or office. Valves and knobs control water flow to your sinks, tubs, washing machine, and toilets. Sometimes you may experience plumbing problems that need to be repaired. Some problems can be fixed alone, but sometimes you may need to hire a plumber to help out. Life would not be the same without the modern convenience of running water.