How It Works
Home plumbing uses a series of pipes to carry water to
sinks, toilets, showers, refrigerators and dishwashers. It uses a drain, waste
and vent system to transport any waste water to a septic system or sewer
system. There are many variations of this basic plumbing system, each with
their own maintenance needs and schedules. Our tips will cover all of these
What Can Go Wrong?
Plumbing Supply Piping: Problems with supply piping may lead
to serious damage. Water damage from toilets typically costs between $2,000 and
$10,000 per incident. 78 percent of those incidents were reportedly caused by
faulty supply lines, toilet flanges, fill valve assemblies, toilet back-ups and
Drain, Waste and Vent Piping: Drain piping can become
clogged with wasted debris. A clogged drain pipe may overflow and damage the
surrounding parts of your home or become a health hazard. Exterior piping can
also become damaged and any leaks may cause damage to landscaping.
Consider installing low-flow toilets and shower heads, even
if you don’t live in an area with limited water. Doing so can drastically help
the environment and reduce your utility bills.