Most people think of plumbing as the fixtures and faucets they see and use every day. A plumber thinks of plumbing as the system of drains, vents and supply lines in the walls ceilings and floors. The most expensive designer sink and the faucet is useless without the stuff in the walls. A $20 faucet needs the same supply waste and vent lines as a $2,000 imported faucet. The diagram above shows a simplistic view of what is going on behind the walls to give you an idea of how things work. The supply lines are the hot and cold water lines. The drain lines carry all the waste and water away, and the vent lines allow air to circulate to allow the drains to flow evenly and also to allow the sewer gas to escape outside your home and not into your living space. All of these lines need to work in harmony to keep your plumbing working right.
We see all types of shows now on T.V. where they show people flipping houses, designing houses etc. and they all focus on the “pretty” stuff. New kitchens hooked to old inadequate plumbing lines makes for an ugly outcome down the road. We have recently had several customers that have bought “flipped” houses that quickly discover that their drains don’t drain or they do not have enough water pressure or run out of hot water halfway through a shower. The stuff on the outside of the walls may look great, but without a complete look at your entire plumbing system, the fancy designer faucets and fixtures do not work. So if you are thinking about a remodel project make sure you call a licensed plumber to evaluate your entire plumbing system before you spend your hard earned money on all the “pretty” stuff only to find that it does not work.
A BEST Plumbing licensed plumber knows where all the pipes run and what they are there to do. If you run into issues a BEST Plumbing licensed plumber brings all of this knowledge about what is going on behind your walls and under your floors with him. This makes allows us to quickly diagnose what is going on, why it is happening and what steps need to be taken to make sure the problem does not happen again. So….if you have questions, problems or are thinking about taking on a D.I.Y. plumbing project make sure you make the BEST choice and call BEST Plumbing! It could save you lots of time and money!