Maintaining your plumbing is crucial. If you ever have any plumbing problems, it is helpful to have at least a working knowledge of what you’re looking at. Here are some vital parts of your home’s plumbing that you should know about!
Perhaps the most important part of your plumbing is the water main. This is the pipe that carries water from the city’s main supply to your home. In every home, usually in the basement, there is a valve that controls the pipe’s flow. It is important to know where this valve is in your home. If you ever have a burst pipe or a difficult-to-find leak, you can turn off the flow of water to your home to prevent flooding.
The water meters in your home monitor how much water you are using. Some newer water meters can even tell you if there is a leak somewhere in your plumbing system. If you keep an eye on your water meter, you will know if you’re using too much water and you can make necessary cuts.
If you’re about to take a shower and notice that the water is coming out way too fast, this is when you’ll want to find out where your pressure regulator is. This valve controls the speed at which water enters your home’s plumbing system. You can adjust it as needed.
Hot Water Valves
These are valves that can control the flow of hot water in your home. If you find that your water is dangerously hot, it is a quick way to shut it off to avoid injury.
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