Why is plumbing important?
Safety. That is the one word that best answers the question ‘why is plumbing important?’ Health is one of the main priorities for everyone, not only for themselves but for their family as well. Since water is one of the main and most important sources of life, everyone must ensure they will receive only the purest form of water.
This is the reason the plumbing system becomes a necessity for every residential and commercial building. Plumbing can guarantee to deliver clean and uncontaminated water. For you to ensure that your plumbing system is effective and can last longer, invest in the right type of materials.
The common materials used in plumbing are the following:
Lead-Free Brass Pipe
Brass is a type of metal that is known for being highly resistant to heat and corrosion even overexposed on water. This is the reason it becomes a great material option for plumbing pipes. The word ‘lead-free’ is included because most brass’ contains a high level of lead (bad element to mix in water). Brass pipes are commonly used for main water supply lines and removal drains.
Copper is the common material type for plumbing in Australia. It isn’t surprising as it has efficient features: durable, recyclable, corrosion resistant and can tolerate heat well. The only downside of copper is its cost (expensive). That’s why if you chose this material for your plumbing system, make sure to keep an eye on it all the time. Copper pipes are commonly used for drinking water supply (cold and hot), service lines on underground and HVAC refrigerant lines.
Even plastic have some pressure and temperature limitations, it still a good material for plumbing. It is durable, non-corrosive, doesn’t degrade with water, and resistant to chemicals. There are various types of plastic pipes that can be used and few of them are polyvinyl chloride, chlorinated polyvinyl chloride pipes, and cross-linked polyethylene.
These plastic pipes are popularly used in drain lines (sink, toilet, and bath), waste and water disposal pipes, and in retrofitting an older building.
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Other than health, here are two other reasons that can best answer the question ‘why is plumbing important?’
A plumbing system is indeed helpful to keep one’s health in good condition. But once it is poorly installed or maintained, it can put your life and the house structure in danger. In terms of your life, the danger can either be on your health or physical body. The danger it can cause to your health is bacterial diseases such as diarrhoea, shigellosis, and trachoma. While the danger it can cause to your physical body is an injury caused by slipping and electrocution.
For the house structure, the danger it can cause is fire, chemical poisoning, and water damage for your furniture and house structure.
With today’s cost of living, saving money is the wisest thing to do. One way to do this is by maintaining your plumbing system in good condition. The plumbing system will control the pressure of water flowing on your faucet and shower. The less water you consume every day will lessen the times that you will use your heater as well. As a result, you will pay less on your energy and water bill.
Does it sound too good to be true? It may sound that way, but it is true!
‘Why is plumbing important?’ Is one question that every plumber will keep on answering for years to come. It may sound tiresome, but it is not because the importance of plumbing system changes as well over time. It will broaden as engineers and designers create more ways to enhance the efficiency of the plumbing system and materials. To learn more about plumbing, tips or ideas on how your house can benefit from it, visit HIREtrades’ blog!
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