Any utility consisting of the pipes and fixtures for the distribution of water or gas in a building and for the disposal of sewage counts as a Plumbing System. Modern engineering innovations have added further specificity and specialization such that they deserve special attention from every plumber worth their salt. Plumbing in the state of California is regulated and all licensed plumbers should be informed on the latest technology and standards about these important systems.
Water Supply System
A home’s water supply system routes municipal water from the street to the building, where it then is routed to faucets, showers, toilets, bathtubs, and other appliances such as the water heater, dishwasher, and washing machine.
This is done mostly with water pipes, fittings, service valves, and faucets. Plastic, copper, or galvanized iron are the materials used for these pipes. Lead, although used in ancient times and the root word that lead to the word Plumber, is no longer used because of it’s toxicity. Modern pipes range in diameter anywhere from 1/2 inch to 4 inches or even more.
What are the typical Vents & Drains in Home Plumbing?
The most important system is the drain-waste-vent (DWV) system. The important task the drain-waste part of the system handles is carrying away the waste water and sewage from the sinks, bathtubs, showers, toilets, and water-using appliances into the septic tank or public sewer.
Key to the plumbing systems working correctly is venting sewage gases properly to keep the correct pressure on fluids and gases so that drianage is correct and dependable.
The most common problem that comes up with the Drain-Waste-Vent System are clogged drains. Because the system resides in the walls, beneath floors and/or in attics, they are often overlooked by property owners. Routine inspections are necessary to stay on top of the health of the system.
Kitchen Plumbing System
Key to most property owners’ kitchens include the accessibility of hot and cold water flowing to the faucets, with a properly functioning waste line for the sinks. Many of these kitchen sinks are also connected to the dishwasher, garbage disposals, icemakers in refrigerators. These connected systems elevate the need for constant inspection of the Kitchen Plumbing systems to ensure cooking and cleaning is trouble free and maybe most important of all, FAST!
If you ever have a plumbing emergency, Rocket Plumbing is happy to get there right away and repair it to your satisfaction.