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How do our drains work?

April 22, 2020 5:08 pm

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Most of us don’t really think about the drainage in our homes and how it works but it is an integral part of our lives and without which we would be knee deep in filth. We are often more aware of the drainage pipes that are found underneath or alongside our roads, particularly when a Drain Lining Company such as https://www.wilkinson-env.co.uk/sewer-repairs-drain-lining-concrete-cutting/ has to carry out some emergency repair work.

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Here is a quick guide to how your home plumbing system actually works.

There are essentially three main elements to your plumbing systems and these are the water supply system, appliance and fixtures within the home and then the drainage system. Clean fresh water is directed into your home from the main water supply that runs along all the houses in your area and connected to the central water company’s direct supply. This water will be used for drinks, showers and baths and for our toilets and heating systems. The water is directed in two ways to the hot water heater and then those that run directly on cold water such as the toilets.

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Waste water that leaves any of the appliances of fixtures travels through a u shaped pipe at the back of the appliance of fixture, these wastewater pipes then work by gravity pulling the waste away from your home and down to the external pipes that then travel into the street outside and join together to form a part of the large drainage network for your area.

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