Imagine your lovely home during spring and summer. Imagine how the sun shines so bright that the weather is perfect for a glass of a cold drink. And as you gaze upon your beautiful living room and kitchen, you will see those tiny furry growths of black stains or specks of black, white, orange, green, or brown sitting in the corners. And what is that? Yuck! Molds!
Molds in the kitchen countertops, molds on the ceiling, molds in the drawers, and molds everywhere. Are these organisms welcome to your home? Well, that depends on you if you will let those pipes keep on leaking in your house. Dripping pipes can bring danger more than just a simple leaking because they add to the moisture and humidity of the house. With that, your home becomes a breeding ground for microorganisms that can trigger asthma and allergic reactions, which may lead to serious respiratory problems.
So, when dripping pipes are the problem, you need plumbing services.
What is Plumbing
Plumbing has indeed one of the world’s most significant front-line health jobs by the World Health Organization. When we are happy and satisfied with the service and functionality of the basins, taps, and toilets, we are equally pleased with the plumbing system we have at home. Yet, most people don’t realize that the key to the usability of these places is much of the work done behind the scenes—the creation of plumbers.
We might think that this matter is just so simple, but this “hidden” job meets the basic needs of our daily existence, which is especially important in small towns. Through plumbing, we were able to manage and divert water for our usage. Not only that, but plumbing also enabled us to keep clean and dirty water separate for our health, hygiene, and well-being.
In other words, we only have clean water in our homes because of an intricate and well-maintained plumbing system. So, yes, Plumbing, in its most basic form, is a network of pipes or conduits that transports water from its source to its destination. It is advantageous in cooling or heating specific amounts of fluid to deliver the required comfort desired by a homeowner.
With all that sense, can you set aside this maintenance? Well, it is just a tiny leak. No worries, you can withstand those weeks of hearing Plink Plink Plink. But can you take the water bill increasing every month because of the accumulated water drips in your faucets? If you are a savvy homeowner, you will not let this “tiny” problem hunt your bill for several months; you need a plumber.
Here in Victory Plumbing Services, we are dedicated to offering the best plumbing and drain cleaning services possible. We are committed to this line of work for over 30 years of experience. We can provide you with professional diagnosis, service and repair, and new installations for residential and commercial clients. Please take note; we don’t take you for granted.
Types of Plumbing System
The plumbing system is not only limited to water pipes leaking or faucets dripping. There are different types of plumbing services explicitly catering to various problems that you may encounter at home. Calm down, we are not here to sell anything, but we are here to help you be informed. We don’t need plumbing service all the time but guess what? Our bad habits at home will lead us to a call to the plumber.
We named the common types of plumbing on this page and explained how each type of service is needed. So, take this as a bonus. These pieces of information always give great advice.
First, let us understand once again the purpose of plumbing. We do Plumbing because of two primary goals: taking in and taking out desirable and undesirable matters. Most of the time, to carry water to wherever we want it, whether it is hot or cold, and take out whatever we want to dispose of out of the house. We surely understand this idea, and it is because of this idea, we often have plumbing problems as we often forget the function of plumbing specified for each type. And, by knowing the different types of Plumbing, you can probably get an idea of why most homeowners experience leaking and clogging of pipes.
There are three main types of plumbing systems with their unique function and purposes: potable water, stormwater drainage, and sanitary drainage. How do these plumbing systems differ from one another?
Potable Water System
If you are concerned about transporting the water we need in any part of the house, you refer to a potable water system. This plumbing system enables people to use water within an infrastructure. So, the main reason you can still use water even if you are already at the top story of your house is the pipes placed to enable this need.
Even if you only see a single pipe, it’s not as simple as that. This system is a multiple pipe linking to a single system. On this system, you can find a valve that utilizes to cut off the water supply. For this reason, you can control how much water you need any moment you turn on the faucet. Moreover, a meter usually shows how much water utilizes throughout the structure, which is advantageous because you can monitor your water consumption.
Common problems like dripping faucets and showers are under a potable water system. These problems can happen for various reasons, such as improper installation by your hired plumbing service or a DIY installation. Most often than not, we think that a dripping faucet needs a minor replacement which daddy can fix, but you can achieve a proper and secured installation by calling a plumber. The majority of plumbers nowadays are one call away. Here in Victory Plumbing Services, we respond quickly and make a professional diagnosis of the problem.
Another common reason why faucets are dripping is because of a natural occurrence. Even if you bought the most expensive material, it is not invincible, and it can be worn out through time. Here we advise homeowners like you not to spend too much but intelligent instead.
If time is the enemy here, even professional plumbers can’t do something about that. But we have good news! We cannot beat time, but we can slow the process of wearing. Modeling the material is fast because we put too much pressure when we open the faucets. We can slow down the wear by gradually turning on and off the valves and avoiding overpressure on the handles.
While on the other hand, you can avoid leaking pipes through regular inspection. Inspection is straightforward. Just look for minor drops or wetness. The presence of visible rusting or white lime deposits can indicate the possibility of leaking. If you’re confident, replacing pipes can be DIY, but if you are not ready to deal with the mess, especially those that you can’t imagine, then call a plumber.
Stormwater Drainage System
Suppose the warm weather can trigger the development of molds and other microorganisms due to humidity (by the way can be worsened by dripping faucets and leaking pipes). In that case, your stormwater drainage can also bring your health-related problems.
Let us understand what a stormwater drainage system is. The stormwater sewers, which may in some circumstances be open channels, are more common in metropolitan or highly built-up regions, and they typically serve to take drainage from highways as well as from buildings.
This drainage system is essential as it takes the excess water away from a house, especially during stormy days. Water flowed down a storm drain used to go into a sanitary drainage system or in other places in a storm sewer instead.
Wherever your rainwater goes, the maintenance of this drainage is for the government; what you should check on is your house gutter connecting to this drainage system. Imagine if your gutter has a problem, the stormwater from your roof is not disposing properly in the downspouts, and the worst will bring you disturbing issues.
If your gutter does not serve its purpose like clogged, it will collect as much water as possible and store it there until mosquitoes find their new home and build an empire. Not only that, non-functioning gutters like those that have leaks or broken can’t control the runoff of rainwater once it pours. It can cut pathways through your yard as well as your neighbor’s, creating ditches, pooling in low-lying areas, and even killing lawns, flowers, and other vegetation.
You wouldn’t want your flowers and plants drowned. That is why it is essential to keep your stormwater drainage system clean and fully functioning. Again, you can avoid problems through regular inspection and maintenance of the plumber.
Regular inspection will not take much of your time. You don’t have to climb and check on the gutters and pipes. If you spotted cracks and split in your gutter, this might be a sign that you should call the plumber.
Sanitary Drainage System
If you smell something stinky near your kitchen sink one day, but you are pretty sure about your fragrant disinfectant, don’t wonder about the disinfectant’s quality; wonder about the state of your sink. It is an indicator that somewhere down there, a clogged of the undesirable matter is happening.
We love to make things easy as 1,2,3, even when we are talking about disposal of dirt. But along the idea of skipping proper disposal is the problem in the pipes that supposedly serve you. Another type of plumbing system is a sanitary drainage system which deals with the wastewater you want to get rid of.
Inside the house, there are lots of pipes to deal with. One of the essential pipes that need to maintain clean at clog-free is those dealing with waste. It is not only about the smell that will punch your nostrils. More than that is the question, where will your waste go?
A clogged sanitary drainage system is a product of how we want things to be accessible as 1,2,3. The bathroom tissue you just flushed in the toilet, the hair strands you let down on your drains, the vegetable peels, and other non-food items you disposed of in your kitchen sink will surely hunt you in the future. And this kind of bad habit cancels the true essence of our sanitary drainage systems because one way or another, you threw things in place where they should not be disposed of.
Don’t get me wrong, sometimes you might want to say, “Oh, they are all dirt, and they’ll eventually go down,” but that is not the case all the time. A sanitary drainage system contains a series of pipes that were designed to dispose of waste specifically. Therefore, if you wash dishes in the kitchen sink, the only waste it can entertain is the dirty water and not the eggshells, potato peels, and bones. And, it transfers to a local sewer system once the waste enters the pipes.
The same concept works for the sanitary drainage system installed in your bathroom. The holes there might seem accommodating to any trash you want to throw, but once that trash clogged the pipes, you will see the difference. Nowadays, many advertised chemicals on TV shopping networks promise results in unclogging pipes. Yes, but these chemicals can also bring problems in the future as homeowners like you tend to abuse their use.
Technically, you can be a plumber and solve these clogging issues yourself, but little do you know that these chemicals can harm your drainage system. These aggressive chemicals not only eat through jams of dirt but also your pipes. And if you have a septic tank, the chemicals can also harm the waste-eating microorganisms that live in it. It can lead to sewage backup, which you wouldn’t want to happen.
So, what can you do to avoid this problem? Instead of using drain cleaner excessively, you can use pipe-clearing tools, which will not cost you a fortune. Well, if this problem happens at any time of the day, at least you have a tool to back up. And if the job is not desirable, you can always hire a plumber to remove the clog. Here at Victory Plumbing Services, we offer a rapid response to your need. Plus, you can guarantee quality service as our experience in this field is evident.
Nonetheless, clogged pipes are the product of our negligence in proper waste disposal. The best way to avoid problems is also easy. Be more selective about what you flush and let down in the pipes. By that, you can reduce the chances of having problems in your sanitary drainage system.