Take Good Care of Your Household Drains

Some common drains in the home are the dishwasher, the washing machine, the kitchen sink, the bathroom sink, the bathtub, the shower, and the basement. All these are connected to the system that is supposed to remove water and other associated substances out of your house.

Drains rely on gravity and atmospheric pressure to suck water from the drain into the sewer system. When water enters a drain, the system seeks equilibrium by allowing the water to flow to the lowest point. The pitch of the drain line going out of the house is important because it is what causes the water to flow into the sewer system. Because of this, it is important to make sure all drains are above the house sewer line.

Improper venting is a common cause of drain problems. Venting can be affected by the size of the vent as well as by their placement. … Read More