How Residential Plumbing Works

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Residential plumbing is an integral process to modern living. It keeps your home clean and supplied with fresh water. This video explains how residential plumbing works so you have a better idea of what’s going on in your home.

There are municipal drain pipes that carry waste from your toilets and other water fixtures. They are made from ABS, PVC, or cast iron depending on when they were installed. They carry the waste to a municipal waste container which the city handles. There are cleanouts installed at intervals to give you and residential plumbers access to the pipes in case of blockage.

Some homes don’t have municipal services, and so the main drain pipes carry the waste to a septic tank. The septic tank separates the solids from the liquids, and carries the liquids to what is known as a leach field or drain field. The solids are pumped out by a vacuum truck regularly.

Drain vents are also essential for the drain pips to work properly. Air creates pressure to push waste water out of your home to the municipal or septic tanks. The ventilation goes through your walls and out of a pipe in your roof.

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