Hubbard Lake New Home Plumbing Installation
Indoor plumbing is one of the many joys of modern living. Most of us are probably familiar with the elegant aqueducts and luxurious public baths built by the ancient Romans. However, did you know the flushing toilet we’re familiar with today wasn’t introduced until 1891, and as recently as 1950, one-quarter of the U.S. population lacked complete plumbing facilities in their homes?
It’s easy to take indoor plumbing for granted, considering most people never see the complex network of pipes that make up their home’s plumbing system. But pipes that drain away wastewater while simultaneously providing clean water are much more than just a convenience. Indoor plumbing has virtually eliminated once-common illnesses such as typhoid and cholera that were caused by unsanitary conditions.
A Closer Look At Home Plumbing Installation
Plumbing pipes are based on a simple premise – clean water comes into the home, and wastewater drains out of the home. This setup relies on two separate systems that do not intersect, which removes any possibility of cross-contamination. The third component of a new home’s plumbing system is the appliances and fixtures that connect to the pipes. These include anything that relies on running water, including dishwashers, clothes washers, sinks, showers and toilets.
Water Supply System
The main water supply line enters the home, then splits into two lines that supply hot and cold water to each fixture or appliance.
A drain trap is a small plumbing improvement that has made a major difference in home sanitation. This U-shaped section of pipe is designed specifically to prevent sewer gases from backing up into the house.
A main vent-and-soil stack, typically 4 inches in diameter, runs vertically from under the home to exit above the roofline. Waste drains connect to this stack, directing waste into the main sewer drain.
All drains require ventilation to function properly. Vent pipes, which are generally 2 inches in diameter, attach to the vent-and-soil stack.
New Home Plumbing
A new home’s plumbing must be installed in adherence to local codes, but compliance with these rules is just one part of proper plumbing. Good plumbers follow exacting standards to arrange and set up a pipe network that’s efficient, leak-free and maximizes the space allowed in the home’s floor plan.
Next time you take a shower, brush your teeth or do a load of laundry, take a moment to think about everything your home’s plumbing does daily, and be grateful for all the inventions and innovations that have made fully plumbed homes and businesses possible.
Northern Michigan’s Plumbing Experts
45th Parallel Plumbing is ready to install, repair or maintain any plumbing need – anytime, and in any season. Our technicians travel throughout Northern Michigan to deliver excellence in plumbing services year-round.
Our services include new home plumbing installation, commercial plumbing, plumbing inspections, remodeling installation and repair, backflow testing, water heater replacement and shallow well pump replacement. Call our team whenever you need a plumber you can count on.
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Contact us at 45th Parallel Plumbing for your home’s plumbing repair and maintenance. We look forward to working with you!