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.