Plumbing is any network that carries liquids for various uses through pipelines, tubes, and fixtures. Basically plumbing consists of three major systems: household plumbing, public utility plumbing, and industrial plumbing. Household plumbing includes sinks, tubs, showers, toilets, faucets, and drains; public utility plumbing includes water sources (laps, sewers, and drainage) and fixtures like lavatories, wash basins, toilets, and faucets; industrial plumbing is a system for waste water disposal associated with industries (e.g., sewage, septic, etc. ), and includes pipes and fixtures for irrigation, cooling, and heating. Industrial plumbing uses large tanks, pumps, valves, and plumbing fixtures to carry waste water from plants, factories, and quarries.
Many of the components in residential and commercial plumbing are self-contained, because they are designed to resist corrosion, rust, or other damage, while some components are outside-in plumbing systems. The outside-in plumbing system contains fixtures such as sinks, baths, showers, toilets, faucets, and drains. These fixtures are designed to resist damage, corrosion, or warping from the weather; however, human wastes can sometimes cause damage by wearing away the plumbers seals, fittings, pipes, and fixtures. Plumbing leaks often result from cracked pipes that do not have enough sealant, clogs, or gaskets. The presence of chemicals, such as lye and chlorine, in the water can also contribute to plumbing leaks.
Plumbing fixtures are made out of materials that are designed to resist damage, including stainless steel, copper, brass, copper, polyester, and tin. Plumbing fixtures are most often placed inside a building to supply water to various rooms, including kitchen sinks, bathrooms, hallways, laundry rooms, basement, and more. Plumbing lines used to provide water to different parts of the building are usually placed inside buildings outside, on rooftops, and other places not easily accessed by residents. There are different types of fixtures and systems that are used for plumbing systems. Below is a list of some of the most common plumbing fixtures:
A. Inside Fixtures. Plumbing systems may include a toilet, septic tank, garbage disposal unit, or shower. These plumbing fixtures are found inside residential homes and commercial properties. Installing an interior fixture, such as a garbage disposal unit, is a job that requires the services of plumbing professionals. Plumbing professionals are responsible for installing and repairing all plumbing systems inside a property.
B. Outside Fixtures. Plumbing fixtures also come in the form of exterior fixtures. These fixtures are commonly used for garden fixtures or security systems. Installing exterior fixtures involves much more than just drilling holes and putting in fixtures, because there are several different components involved such as the main shutoff valve, main line, shutoff valves, fixtures to connect them and other utilities.
C. Problems With Low Water Pressure. Another very common plumbing problems is a low water pressure or Luke warm water. Some homeowners notice that their taps run cold when they only use them for a short period of time. While this may be due to a broken water heater or a low water pressure pump, the situation can often be fixed by hiring a professional plumber.