Plumbing is one of the most important parts of any building. When the plumbing isn't working properly family life becomes inconvenient and businesses become unattractive. A plumber will take care of a variety of plumbing issues as well as installations.
The plumbing system in a home or office includes:
Water supply and distribution
Pipes take water from the source, which may be municipal water, a private cistern or well and transport it to the fixtures and appliances in the building. This system includes the hot water heater and pipes that carry the hot water to various places. Plumbers offer a wide range of repair and maintenance services connected to hot water heaters. The joints and seals of water heaters should be inspected at least once a year. The thermostat should work effectively. They also repair and replace leaking pipes and fixtures.
Drain pipes and sewer systems carry waste fluids away from the fixtures to a disposal place, which may be a municipal sewer system, a septic tank, or a holding tank. Plumbers offer cleaning, clearing and repairing drainage systems including clogged toilets, kitchen and bathroom drains, and outdoor drains.
Air needs to be introduced into the drainage system, and venting pipes are connected to the plumbing system and terminate above the roof in the open air. This also carries off gasses that form.
Fixtures and appliances
Sinks of all types including the bathroom, kitchen, laundry room and work rooms, water heaters, washing machines, dishwashers, refrigerators, and more that are connected to the water supply need to be vented and equipped with a trap that provides a seal to block sewer gasses from escaping. These systems need to be regularly checked to make sure they are operating properly for health and safety concerns.
During bathroom renovations, plumbers can install various types of showers in where there is none as well as vanity shelves and hot-tubs. They can also change the location of the sink. For homes that only have one toilet, an extra toilet can add resale value to the home as well as make life more convenient.
Other services plumbers offer when they install plumbing are: