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Basics of Plumbing and Drainage

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Aug 7, 2021  ( 1 post )  
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Water that is allowed into a home has to have a way to leave after being used. Plumbing, the mechanism by which this happens, is an essential basis of home construction. A proper plumbing system, when in place, will ensure that the flow of water is seamless, with maximum usage, minimum waste, and absence of leaks.


We often think that plumbing requires lots of pipes, lines, and connections and is therefore complicated. On the contrary, there are only two systems in place;


  • A potable water supply that provides your home with its freshwater needs.
  • A drainage system that removes wastewater from home.


Plumbing and Drainage Principles

Plumbing and drainage systems in homes never intersect and run on common basic principles:

  • The main inlet system with water delivered by local municipality, borewells, or a water harvesting unit. This water flows through various fixtures to different rooms for different purposes.
  • Used and wastewater then gets collected into drains at various points across the home. They flow through small lines, get into larger ones, and are re-directed to a sewer system, water treatment plant, or drain gutters.


Potable/ Freshwater System

Potable Water freshly supplied is hooked up to appliances such as Toilets, Kitchen and Bathroom Sinks, Washing machines, Outdoor Faucets, and Bathroom Taps.


Understanding how plumbing works in your home will help you locate the exact leaking or seepage points in case of any malfunction, breaking, or damage. It will also ensure that water flows in and out of the house constantly, or issues can be identified and repaired quickly when adequate and timely maintenance is undertaken.


The designers at Plumber in Wallingford recommend using high-quality fittings that are durable and help you avoid many of the plumbing issues mentioned above. So get in touch with us today, and we shall be happy to design your dream home.