The home plumbing system includes water supply, drains, and sewage systems. The three are installed at a safe distance from each other. Some of the plumbers may use insulation to prevent leaks and damages. The outflow from the drain and sewage pipes often connects to the main municipal sewage lines, if they are available. Otherwise, it can connect to the cesspool or septic tanks which are installed externally to your home. There, the sewage is divided into scum, effluent, and sludge. The lighter liquids like the scum and effluent get discharged through the drain lines. The sludge has to be removed by the automated vacuum truck.
About This Blog
I have created this blog with the intention of providing vital information about the plumbing systems in your home and its connectivity to the cesspool and septic tank. Here, I have described the elements like
- Basic and advanced plumbing designs
- Materials used for plumbing fixtures
- Materials for pipes, fitting, and accessories
- Valves and their types
- Traps, bends, and odor removers
- Septic tank construction and design
- Cesspool design and construction
In this blog, I have used practical instances of plumbing installation, frequent problems, troubleshooting, and preventive maintenance methods. I have used the most commonly used glossary words and given a small explanation, where I felt they may not be clear. My intention is to give you
- An overview of the plumbing network types
- An understanding of the plumbing problem signs
- Detect basic plumbing issues
- Capacity to decide when to adopt DIY and when to call a professional
- Understanding of hygienic and health safety measures
Once you have read through the articles, you can also evaluate the material type and size that may be required for your simple plumbing needs. You can communicate with your plumber and tell him about your specific requirements. You can ask for specific customization options in the plumbing networks.
You can differentiate between the need for part repair and replacement, based on the simple detection of defect types and intensity. With experience, you can know when the plumber is over-quoting and when he is under-0quotting. In the second case, there is a probability of compromising on quality. So, you can be aware of when to take a second opinion from other plumbers.
The functionality of the key plumbing components can keep you informed about how to use them in your home. For example, the pressure and flow valves on the drain pipes can act as safety devices during an emergency. If it is an automated system, you may not need to intervene. If it is manual or semi-automatic, then you may have to know the basic techniques of operation. Here, I have to given you useful tips.
Plumbing and Sewage
You may choose a septic tank if you want an outlet which can be opened for disposing of the waste as a part of sewage treatment. Or you can choose cesspool if you want to store and manually remove the waste after a specific period of time.