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All About the Kitchen Plumbing System

One of the two minor plumbing systems that are in your home is the Kitchen Plumbing System. In our previous blog, we have discussed the Drain-Waste-Vent Plumbing System which is also connected to the plumbing system that we are going to tackle in this article.

A kitchen’s plumbing system is usually composed of water supply lines, and in many cases, a gas supply pipe. This plumbing system is normally connected as well to the water supply plumbing system for it needs water to operate and be functional. Then, the drain-waste-vent is responsible for seeping out the waste water for disposal.

This just means that the kitchen plumbing system needs the two major plumbing systems in order to perform its function – water supply plumbing system for input and the DWV system for the output.

According to Home Tips.com, the visible part of the sink’s plumbing is nearly always located directly below the sink, inside the sink’s base cabinet. Generally, a flexible gas connector, controlled by a gas valve located at the wall or floor beneath a gas range, serves that appliance.

Underneath the sink are two small valves – one for the hot water supply and one for the cold ones. However, in the Philippine setting, not all houses have these.

Meanwhile, on the side where the faucet is located, you can find some water connections and a saddle valve, sometimes. This is where the connections made with flexible copper or plastic tubing are made to supply the water-treatment device and other kitchen appliances that need water to function.

Some flexible supply tubes connect the valves to the threaded tailpieces of the faucet. Those faucets with a separate or integral sprayer have a hose that connect it to other tailpieces at the center of the faucet body. Lastly, the gas supply in the kitchen’s plumbing system for the gas range is normally controlled by a shut-off valve underneath the range while a small and flexible supply line or pipe delivers the gas to the appliance.

In case of clogs or problems on your kitchen’s plumbing system, you can count on us! GSR Malabanan’s expertise on siphoning and plumbing services will surely benefit you! Call us now!

Your home’s plumbing system is a complex network involving physics and of course, the different pipes for water supply, drain, and vent, among many others. As someone who is not familiar with these matters of the house, it really pays to do some research on how something works and where you can find it so that you’ll know, at the very least, what precautionary actions to do in case a problem arise.

On our previous blogs, we have already indicated the importance of plumbing systems, now, we will go over each of the different types of plumbing systems that are commonly found inside a regular house.

 

Water Supply System

Your water supply system is in charge of carrying out the water en route to your faucets, showers, toilets and/or bathtubs. It is also responsible for the ample stock of water for your appliances like water heater, dishwasher, and washing machine. This one is usually composed of a well-engineered system of water pipes, fittings, service valves, and faucets.

 

Drain-Waste-Vent System

Drain-waste-vent system is the most important plumbing system present in your home. Just like a human body, any waste must be thrown or released properly in order to have a smooth and systematic process. The DWV system is the one that carries out the waste water and sewage from your sinks, bathtubs, showers, and toilets to the septic tank or public sewers. Meanwhile, the vent system is connected to the drain waste-piping and its main job is to ventilate the sewage gases to prevent it from building up inside the house making that very awful smell. The pipes of the DWV system are usually hidden in the walls, beneath the floors or in the attic. The most frequent problem this system experiences is clogged drain, hence, a professional plumber is needed to fix this out when it happens.

 

Kitchen Plumbing System

This plumbing system is commonly found even on rural houses. This is basically composed of hot and cold water supply lines to faucets, a waste line for the sink, and for some kitchens who has a gas range, a gas supply pipe may also be included.

 

Bathroom Plumbing System

One of the most important plumbing systems in your house is the one that involves the bathroom. The bathroom plumbing system, just like the kitchen plumbing system, is also connected to the DWV and the water plumbing systems. Without the water supply and the drain-waste-vent function of the DWV system, your bathroom plumbing system may not function properly.

 

Now, if the worst case scenario happens and you need someone to fix your plumbing systems for you, make sure that you keep GSR Malabanan’s hotline number handy. Let us do the dirty work for you!

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