What Should Everyone Know About Plumbing?

The Durham plumbing experts at JD Service Now has compiled all the important things you should know about plumbing.

Here are the things you should know about plumbing in case of an emergency:

  • Know the source of your water
  • Know where your water main is and how to turn it off
  • Know how to find the individual cut-off valves
  • Know how to read your water meter
  • Know how to locate water and sewer lines

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Understanding your home’s entire plumbing system can be difficult, but with experts like our Durham plumbing professionals at your side, you don’t have to. However, there are some basic things that you should know in case of a plumbing emergency. The team of Durham plumbers from JD Service Now had gathered everything you should know about plumbing.

  • Know the source of your water

In most cases, water comes into a home from one of two ways, a residential well, and a private pump or a city water line. If you have a city water line, you may be paying for water by the gallons of water used. Knowing how the water is sourced is important because it will give you a better understanding of how the plumbing system in your home works.

  • Know where your water main is and how to turn it off

In case one of your pipes burst, or you have a leak. You will need to know how to cut off the water in your home. This will save you from headaches and from the panic of water overflowing into your home. In most cases, there is always a main valve near the street, and there may be secondary in or around your house. The water main is typically a wheel or a bar-type lever. If you have a wheel, you can turn it clockwise to turn it off, and if it is a lever, you should push it right until it stops.

  • Know how to find the individual cut-off valves

Aside from your water main, you also have individual cut-off valves. You can check all water-using appliances such as your washer, toilets, and sinks and look for a small handle that is usually behind the appliance. This handle will allow you to shut off the water supply.

  • Know how to read your water meter

If your source of water is from a city water line, you will have a meter around your house. Knowing where your water heater is and how to read it will help you monitor usage and keep water costs down.

  • Know how to locate water and sewer lines

It is important to know where all of your utility lines run. Your city or water department should be able to provide you with a diagram of the general location of your sewer lines.

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Although knowing these basics is important during an emergency, it is important to leave complex plumbing issues to professional plumbers. If you are facing plumbing issues in your home or you simply need drain and sewer services, our Durham plumbing experts are ready to help you. We always promise to do the job right the first time. Plus, we offer financing options so that you can always get the comfort you need in your home without finances holding you back.

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