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Your home plumbing system can be clearly divided into two subsystems: one allows clean water to flow into and throughout your home, while the other, the DWV system, permits wastewater to flow out of it. All Plumber Dallas personnel can solve any problems you have with this system, regardless of their severity. We can also tell you more about it, so you can effectively cope with its problems before professional assistance arrives.
About Your DWV/Drainage System
Drain lines, waste lines, and vent pipes – the three components of your DWV system that make up its name – all have specific roles to fill so that your home can rid itself of waste.
Water from your fixtures is collected by your drain lines. Waste lines transport toilet waste and allow waste matter to flow. And vent pipes, which protrude from the roof, allow noxious sewer gases to evaporate. This evaporation reduces the amount of pressure in your drainpipes, and improves the flow of waste. Your drain and waste lines tilt downward from your fixtures, so that gravity can draw waste down to the main sewer line.
We at Plumber Dallas can give you an in-depth explanation of your DWV system, and offer you our guidance and assistance in spotting and resolving problems of all kinds. Trust that we can find a suitable answer to your every problem.
Water Traps and Their Role
Traps, the curved segments of your fixtures' drainpipes, prevent sewer smells and gases from seeping into your home. They do this by using stored water to block off their respective drainpipes, effectively sealing any possible entrance. However, cracked, dried, or leaking traps can offer smells and gases the means to get in through your pipes. Have us fix or prevent these problems, and be sure to ask us for maintenance tips.
Fighting Clogs and Root Intrusion
Copper, plastic, and cast iron are the materials drainpipes are most often comprised of. Drainpipes are designed to have larger diameters (4 to 10 cm) than water pipes to lessen the chances of clogs. The diameters of toilet drains measure 10 cm, those of shower drains measure 5 cm, and those of bathtub drains, bathroom sink drains, and kitchen sink drains measure 4 to 5 cm.
Even with these measurements, however, drain clogs happen frequently. These can be cleared by accessing the clogged drains through their clean-out valves, and removing hair, grease, and other material blockage. Plumbing tools like sewer tapes, plumber's snakes, plungers, and augers, used in accordance with our drain cleaning tips or services, can make the process less of a challenge.
The drains outside your house can be clogged by tree or bush root intrusion. If so, the problem may be serious enough to warrant switching to PVC pipes, yet another task we can help you with.
Remember that there are some clogs that can only be dealt with by licensed professionals, like those of us from Plumber Dallas' team. Our extensive plumbing experience and advanced drain cleaning equipment can guarantee that no drain will be left unclogged. Regular maintenance is also part of our acclaimed drain services, so you can be sure that your pipes will remain clear with our assistance.
Contact us to receive first-rate plumbing and drainage services, or some helpful plumbing tips.