As a homeowner, and even as a renter, being familiar with your plumbing can help save you money and heartache. In the event of a plumbing problem, knowing where to find and how to shut off, the different water sources and more in your home can reduce the chances of severe water damage. Likewise, when you know where to find your plumbing fixtures, you may be able to identify the source of problems to help reduce the time that any plumbing professional would need to start work.
In The Kitchen
There are three central locations for plumbing within the kitchen, and you may not have all three. Most of the plumbing will be under the kitchen since and will include the sinks supply and waste or drain pipes. If you have a dishwasher, you will notice a second set of almost identical pipes that travel to the rear of the washer. Last but not least, if your refrigerator has an ice maker or water dispenser, it will have a single cold water supply line at its rear as well.
Most of the plumbing within your bathroom will be hidden behind walls, especially that of the bath, but some of it will be out in the open, including the under-sink inputs and waste pipes. The toilet will also have a cold water input and a waste pipe, but as the waste pipe is under the toilet, only the input is visible.
It’s likely that your basement will be a full maze of pipes, as all of the sinks, showers, bathrooms and more will lead to the basement where they connect with their origin or final destination depending if they are pushing out clean water or dumping waste. If your basement is finished, all of these pipes will be within the walls, which can be tricky if there is ever an issue.
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Dealing with any plumbing concerns that require a professional to step in? Struggling with an absolute plumbing emergency that can’t wait? Let B&D Plumbing know. B&D Plumbing Inc. services the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. Get in touch with us by calling (301) 595-1141 or follow us on social media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. As a small, family-owned business, we understand how important your home is—and we offer exceptional service that matches!