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01 Dec 2015 
Every household and business establishment encounters different problems making use of their plumbing. Plumbers come to their rescue and solve their troubles unclogging the pipes, installing new pipes and checking for leaks to name a few. Plumbing involves different varieties of services for each plumbing necessity.


Definition of Plumbing


Plumbing refers to the dispensation of safe normal water, proper disposal of wastes spread by water and for heating and washing as well by the installation of several types of drains, pipes, fixtures, valves and fittings.


It had been derived from the Latin word "plumbum" meaning lead, since the initial pipes used were lead pipes during the Roman Empire.


Residential Plumbing Services


Residential plumbing services include replacement of pipes that cracked or burst because of its age or caused by natural disasters, drain blockage, defective sewer lines and low pressure of water in faucets. It deals with various residential plumbing system: interior water supply system, exterior residential plumbing, gas plumbing and drain, sewage and vent system.


• Interior Water Supply System: This kind of system pertains to the way to obtain water to tubs, showers, sinks and toilets. The device gets water either from private wells or municipal water supply or both. Private well employs equipment that pumps and pressurizes to draw water whereas water from municipal supplies, pumping and pressurization are included in an energy company. Commonly used materials include cross-linked polyethylene or PEX, copper pipes and other plastic pipes that conform to the area or standard code.


• Exterior Residential Plumbing: It has two types which are drainage system and landscape irrigation system. Exterior drainage system involves drainage pipes which can be placed underground for the prevention of flood and damage a number of structures. It also includes gutters plumbing which serve as a gate way for rain or storm water that pours down the roof. Landscape irrigation system uses plastic pipes for supplying water to sprinklers.


• Gas Plumbing: Plumbing not just deals with waterworks but in addition with the installing pipes for gas fuel supplies such as propane and natural gas. Black iron pipes are commonly used in every household and several establishments including hotels and restaurants.


• Drain, Waste and Vent System: This plumbing system is the method of removing greywater from a house and allows this wastewater to pass drain lines promoting proper and safe drainage. Drain pipes used are commonly made from cast-iron or plastic drain pipes or ABS. This sort of system prevents waste water and sewage from entering septic and sewer systems of private and municipal.


Commercial Plumbing Services


Commercial plumbing services relates to eliminating issues that block the drainage such as garbage, food wastes and even clumps of hair. Sometimes roots of trees, fungi and mold-build up restrict smooth and proper drainage. What plumbers can do is to cut right out tree roots and eliminate those items that cause blockage by the usage of hydro jetting device which is highly pressurized, plumbing snakes (not the reptile!) and rooter machines.
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