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It doesn't matter whether you reside in a house or apartment, or if you own or rent it, you need to become familiar with your plumbing system. Familiarity with your home plumbing system helps to limit the damage of a plumbing emergency, even before your recommended New Jersey Plumber shows up. A basic knowledge of the system can help you explain a plumbing emergency when you call your plumbing contractor for help.

Learning about your home plumbing system

What are the elements of the residential plumbing system? There are, in fact, two plumbing systems in your home. One of the plumbing systems brings fresh water into your house. To reach all areas of a building, the water is pressurized.

At the same time, the drainage system removes wastewater from the building. The drainage system is also referred to as the DWV system - drain, waste, and vent.

Downward tilting pipes carry wastewater away, while vents on the roof admit air and allow for the correct flow of the wastewater. A small curved section of the drainpipe that is attached to a fixture is called trap. The trap's job is to prevent sewer gases and bad odors from entering your house. Between them, these features provide efficiency and proper functionality to your plumbing system.

Your fixtures

Home plumbing fixtures include sinks, tubs, faucets, toilets, and showers. Pipes carry fresh water to fixtures, while drain pipes remove waste water from them. Although each fixture can present its own specific problem, if you experience any plumbing problem, such as a leak or a pipe break, you should check for a nearby shutoff valve, and immediately turn it off. Talk to your New Jersey Plumber about maintaining your fixtures and appliances, and you can prevent any related problems in the future.

Plumbing Expert Tip

In cold New Jersey winters, pipes may freeze and crack. Prevent this unpleasant experience by having your plumber insulate them in advance.

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