If you have ever gone camping for a couple of days or more, then you know that it doesn’t take long to miss running water, flushing toilets, hot showers, and clean clothes. These modern conveniences are the benefits of plumbing systems. Your house has several separate plumbing systems such as sinks, toilets, washers, bathtubs, and related fixtures; and the types of pipes for different plumbing usage may vary.
Plumbing is something we use every day, yet most of us know little about it. Water enters your house through a pipe that connects either to a municipal water line or a private well. Faucets, like all plumbing fixtures with moving parts, are apt to require more repair than non-moving fixtures. Hence, the less strain you put on your faucets, the less frequently they need repair.
Whatever your intended plumbing projects are, the first step is to familiarize yourself with the water system in your home. A great place to start is by knowing where to turn off the main valve in case of an emergency.