Understanding the basics of a plumbing system helps you better understand the types of problems you are experiencing or if you are planning a project or renovating your home, helping you design a system that works properly and adheres to codes of plumbing. The home's water supply system brings street water to your home, where it stops to transport water to faucets, showers, toilets, bathtubs, and appliances such as the water heater, dishwasher and washing machine. The equipment used for this delivery and distribution is essentially a system of water pipes, fittings, service valves, and taps. These pipes and other accessories are usually made of plastic, copper or galvanized iron. The pipes have a diameter of 1/2 inch, 4 inches or more.
The pipeline of any building has two main purposes. The first is to introduce water into the structure for human use, and the second is to eliminate waste-water of various types. There are three main types of plumbing systems: potable water, sanitary sewer, and rainwater drainage. A good commercial plumber in Palm Harbor knows how to perform plumbing work on these three systems in accordance with local building codes.
1.Potable water system
The potable water system carries the water to a structure; this water comes from the main channel of the community. There is a valve in the water pipe for each structure that can be used to cut off your water supply. From there, a single pipe is introduced into the structure, which is then distributed to the individual units through a network of pipes.
2.Sanitary drainage system
The sanitary drainage system removes wastewater from a building. It consists of pipes that evacuate human waste and feces, as well as sewage, kitchen outputs, etc. The sanitary sewer system is connected to a series of pipes that cross the roof vertically; this allows the evacuation of gases and allows the entire system to operate at atmospheric pressure. The sanitary sewer system transports the wastewater to the community sewer system.
3.Stormwater drainage system.
The purpose of the rainwater drainage system is to evacuate rainwater from a structure. In older structures, rainwater is simply poured into the sanitary sewer system, but in more modern buildings, a separate sewer system carries the water to the community storm sewers. The gutters are part of the rainwater drainage system visible from outside the structure; other components, such as drains and pipes
, are underground.