Plumbing in your Home

For the most part we don’t give a lot of thought to the intricate plumbing systems in our homes unless something malfunctions or does not work properly. But our homes have an entire plumbing system which helps us perform our daily tasks with ease.  It’s not something we specifically think about when we brush our teeth or prepare our meals; but when it does not work properly it can wreak total havoc in our lives.

Bathroom and Kitchen Plumbing

Just think about all the plumbing that is necessary for our bathrooms and kitchens to run efficiently and properly. Perhaps all we see are the fixtures like a tub, sink and toilet. Inside the walls there are several essential items that keep it all working such as:

  • Hot Water Plumbing
  • Cold Water Plumbing
  • Drain System
  • Fixture Shut-off Valves
  • Shower Head
  • Waste Stack
  • P-trap
  • Garbage Disposal

Other Plumbing Essentials

Most likely your home’s water heater is out of sight and you don’t think about it unless you lack hot water. There are many essential elements that ensure it works properly to provide your family with adequate amounts of hot water for showers, cooking or cleaning. Here are a few home plumbing essentials:

  • Hot Water Heater
  • Water Heater Shutoff Valve
  • Floor Drain
  • Main Stack
  • Main Cleanout
  • Main Shutoff Valve

Essential Plumbing Elements Outside the House

Some of the most important elements of residential plumbing are outside the house and never even thought of by those who live there. Outside the house will be items like the main water supply and the water meter. There is also a roof vent to allow for ventilation in bathroom areas. A professional plumbing service like Mitchell Associates Inc., will have experts who are aware of any potential problems with any of these areas. And they will be knowledgeable on how to fix any problem that might arise.

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