The system installed in a house for the purpose of supplying water through the house is known as a plumbing system. There is a number of equipment used for plumbing which includes valves, pipes, plumbing fixtures, tanks and others that may be needed to convey the water. Removal of dirty water from a house and conveyance of potable water into a house are the main uses of installing a plumbing system in a house. The main reasons for ensuring proper plumbing systems in a building is to enhance sanitation and proper public health. Pipes are the main devices used in a plumbing system which can be made of either plastic or metal. Potable water in a building is recommended to be supplied by the use of plastic pipes although not highly durable as metal but cannot be corroded. There are also good quality metal pipes that are rarely affected by the water such as through corrosion since the water sometimes may contain some compounds. In a plumbing system, the plumbing fixtures help in the exchange of potable water and dirty used water in a plumbing system. Some of the plumbing fixtures are bathtubs, showers, water closets, bidets, urinals, ice makers, kitchen sinks and drinking fountain.
The kitchens and the bathrooms are the main areas in a building where the plumbing system is installed. In the bathrooms, we majorly have the water closets, bathtubs, showers, bidets, and urinals. The water closets include the toilets which can either be in the house or outside the house. Holding water for one to take a bath is done by the bathtubs in a bathroom. For the showers, they release either hot or cold water in form of sprays. For cleaning genital areas in a bathroom, one can use the bidets for the purpose. Urinals are plumbing fixtures for sanitary measures that are majorly used for men. The kitchens are usually installed with the kitchen sinks which hold dishes while washing them and also helps in food preparation. The major component of a sink is a tap that can release cold and hot water as well as a sprayer that helps in rinsing the utensils faster by spraying out the washing detergent. Other components of a kitchen sinks are the draining system to remove dirty water to the disposal point, a shutoff device to stop the flow of the water and also a device for preventing overflow.
One should consider various factors when in need of plumbing equipment. It is important for one to understand their budget they have set aside for the equipment so one can scout for the equipment that will fit in the budget. It is also important to research on the various available brands for the plumbing equipment and get the best.