Houston Plumbing Repair Services
Whenever you experience plumbing problems, call Houston Plumbing Repair for an immediate response. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your residential plumbing, commercial plumbing or industrial plumbing repairs for all of Houston and its surrounding neighborhoods. We can help whatever your plumbing problem—whether a clogged shower, a broken water heater, or a water or gas water leak.
Keep in mind, also, that our service call is free when we perform a repair. Once we make an appointment, our technicians will give you an estimate, which you will then need to give your approval to before we work on your plumbing system. And if you want the lowest price in Houston for your plumbing repair, we have a low-cost match policy—which just ensures that you pay the lowest possible price. And, no worries about where you live or when we need to schedule your appointment—we don't charge extra if we need to drive a little further to your house or for weekend and night appointments.
Call us anytime to schedule an appointment with Houston Plumbing Repair, even if you need an plumbing appointment today.
When scheduling an plumbing appointment with Houston Plumbing Repair, we do our best to work with your busy schedule. To make an appointment with Houston Plumbing Repair, call us today at:
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We provide information here to help you get more familiarity with your pluming systems. Remember that using your plumbing systems more efficiently can help save money—since it may cut down on your utility bills, in addition to lengthening the life of your plumbing systems and reducing the need for future plumbing repairs.
Warning: WITHOUT plumbing knowledge and experience AND THE RIGHT TOOLS, repairing plumbing systems CAN BECOME hazardous. Because of this, we recommend that you do not do any plumbing repairs on your own. For professional assistance with plumbing repair, call our plumbing repair technicians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at:
THE MAIN PLUMBING SYSTEMS
The majority of all plumbing repairs in any home plumbing system occur somewhere around the fixtures—the sinks, toilets, or tubs—and nearly every one of those repairs involves a joint that is either leaking water or a pipe that does not permit water to pass through it. However, it is helpful to understand your entire plumbing system and how it works before you attack any plumbing repairs.
Every home plumbing system divides into three separate but interconnected plumbing systems: the water supply lines, the fixtures, and the drain-waste-vent (DWV) system. The water supply pipes bring fresh water from your well, storage tank, reservoir, or a municipal water supply system into the house and distribute it to each of theplumbing fixtures. The fixtures are all the outlets used for getting water out of the water supply pipes and include basins, sinks, tubs, showers, toilets, and lavatories. The drain-waste-vent plumbing system is a separate set of pipes that lead away from each fixture and carry all waste and used water to a septic tank, cesspool, or the municipal sewage system.
Water Supply Plumbing System
The fresh water that enters your house can come from any of several plumbing sources, including a well, stream, reservoir, storage tank, or municipal water system. Water is brought into your house through a single 1-inch diameter brass, copper, or lead pipe, and it arrives under as much as 100 pounds per square inch (psi). Immediately inside the house there is a plumbing main shutoff valve that can close off all the water entering the building. If the water is metered, a meter is normally located just past the main plumbing valve, although in many communities the meter may be attached to the outside of the building. It may even be located in a miniature manhole somewhere on the lawn, which can be opened so that the meter is accessible for inspection.
As the water leaves the plumbing water meter, or at least once it is past the main house valve, there may be a pressure-reducing valve, which is designed to reduce the pressure of the water, probably to about 60 psi. A single pipe filled with cold water leads away from the meter or pressure-reducing valve and begins to course its way through the building, carrying cold water to every fixture in the house. One of the first fixtures it supplies is the hot water heater. The heater warms the water to a temperature of between 140°-180°F and sends it into the hot water main, which begins at the heater and also runs through the house to each of the fixtures. Normally, the hot and cold water plumbing mains are parallel to each other wherever they go and are usually 14-inch diameter pipes; although they may be as large as 1 inch or as small as V2 inch in diameter. Any pipes that branch off the mains and lead directly to the various plumbing fixtures may be as small as 3/8 inch in diameter.
At each fixture, the cold water line is connected to the right plumbing faucet and the hot water line to the left. In a properly assembled water plumbing supply system, both the hot and cold water lines are also provided with an air chamber as close to each faucet as possible. The air chamber may be inside the wall behind the plumbing fixture, or you may be able to see it somewhere near the faucet; its purpose is to prevent the rattle known as water hammer. Water cannot be compressed, so whenever a faucet is turned off, the running water comes to an abrupt halt and rattles the pipes. The air chamber provides a column of trapped air, which acts as a cushion against the several hundred pounds of water pressure suddenly exerted on the plumbing supply lines.
Throughout the water supply system are a number of plumbing valves used to shut off the water to various parts of the house. A good plumbing system includes a shutoff valve everywhere the hot and cold water lines emerge from the wall near a plumbing fixture. You will also find plumbing valves in the basement that allow you to turn off the water to a single fixture such as a dishwasher or clothes washer. Still other valves are positioned so that entire sections of the plumbing system can be shut off without affecting the water service to other parts of the use.
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If you want to monitor and control water usage in your home, consider having a flow meter installed.