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Home plumbing basics

Home Plumbing Basics

Homeowners rely on plumbing to do various tasks: cleaning dishes and clothes, taking a bath or shower, and using the toilet. So, plumbing is a pretty darn important part of a household. They’re a crucial part of living and need to be well-maintained. Also important, homeowners should understand the basics of these systems.

Water: Where Does It Come From?

water meterWater enters and leaves the home through the plumbing system. When it enters a home, however, it also passes through a water meter used to measure the amount of water a home uses each month. When it comes to city and town folk, the water meter allows the water company to determine the monthly bill of these individuals as city and town people have to rely on public water supplies and a public water company to get their water.

However, rural and country people rely on a well drilled somewhere on their property. The water is taken from there, pulled through the plumbing system, passed through the water meter, and distributed throughout the home.

Plumbing Fixtures

showerPlumbing fixtures come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and uses. For example, different plumbing fixtures include showerheads, bathtub faucets, sink faucets, and toilets. Appliances that rely on plumbing include water heaters, dishwashers, and clothing washers, all of which have piping systems attached to them to draw water from the plumbing system.

One can purchase most of these fixtures and appliances in water-saving and energy-efficient models that will help homeowners save quite a bit of money each month by helping on saving on water and energy. Not only can this help save money, but it also benefits the environment.

The Importance of Maintenance

Regular maintenance and inspections should be carried out on plumbing systems yearly, though it wouldn’t hurt to have it done twice a year.

By having a professional carry out routine plumbing inspections, problems can be caught early and handled before they become a bigger and even more costly issue. This can also help homeowners save money by dealing with these problems before they worsen.

Other maintenance ideas that homeowners can do on their own include drain clearing and flushing the water heater. These easy-to-do maintenance steps can help prolong the life of plumbing systems, fixtures, and appliances.

Furthermore, homeowners should be aware that they should keep certain items away from drains and toilets, such as household items like paper towels and hygiene products, as well as cooking oils and grease. These items can often cause significant and stubborn clogs that need a professional to clean them out.

Keeping a well-maintained system can also help lower utility bills and prolong the life of the plumbing systems and appliances. That’s why it’s recommended and important to have plumbing systems well-maintained with routine inspections.

About Cajun Maintenance

Cajun Maintenance is all about keeping their customers happy and their plumbing systems efficient. At Cajun, they do not settle for less than the best. Whether it’s plumbing or water heater services, Cajun Maintenance is fully committed to providing the best quality plumbing services in Denham Springs.