For thousands of years, humans have used water and channels to move human excrement and urine away from their places of living. Plumbing, even in its most rudimentary form, is responsible for dramatically reducing the number of diseases, ailments, and sicknesses that resulted from being in close contact with their waste. If it weren’t for modern plumbing systems, the average person’s lifespan would drop by multiple years, if not tens of years. Since plumbing is so important and taken for granted far too often in today’s world, you can benefit from learning the basic components of modern plumbing systems.
Clean Water Comes In, Wastewater Flows Out
Plumbing systems bring clean water in from local water supply lines. Every locality across the United States has invested many hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars in their water supply systems. As such, you’ll be able to connect to them no matter where your home is. This water is used to flush waste down toilets, sinks, dishwashers, and shower drains. A network of pipes designed specifically for carrying wastewater redirects the waste into your locality’s sewer system.
Water supply lines are also attached to water heaters. Whether they’re tankless or traditional, heavy, tanked water heaters, every modern home has at least one of them. A network of pipes stemming from the water heater is split among showers, dishwashers, and faucets. Water heaters generate hot water using electricity.
Traps Keep Unwanted Sewer Gas Out
Every sink’s drain dips down a few inches, then routes wastewater back up and away from the home. This area is known as a trap, which contains water that prevents stinky sewer gas from spreading all throughout your house.
Each and every fixture in your home will have a shutoff valve. If water begins to flow uncontrollably, you can always turn shutoff valves to save your home from getting flooded.
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