Sinks, showers, bathtubs, and toilets–bathrooms are all about plumbing. The plumbing in a bathroom must handle water delivery to and waste removal from all of these fixtures in an organized, efficient, leak-free manner.

Two plumbing systems are needed to handle a bathroom’s plumbing needs: water supply and drain-waste-vent (DWV).

Water supply plumbing delivers hot and cold water to the sinks, tub, toilet, and shower. This water supply system originates at the municipal supply or other fresh water source, goes through the meter, and is delivered to the house. At the water heater, it splits into two lines–one that carries cold water directly to sinks, tub, shower, and toilet, and the other that delivers hot water from the water heater to the fixtures that require hot water. In some homes, the hot water line is connected to a water softener, too.

The drain-waste-vent system collects waste water from fixtures and waste from toilets and delivers them to the sewer or septic system. Near each of the sinks, tub, shower, and toilet, vent pipes exhaust sewer gases up and out the roof and provide air pressure so wastes can flow freely.

If you have a plumbing problem that needs immediate attention, contact us now. Also when it’s time to upgrade or update the plumbing in your home, contact us for a free consultation. We can help you plan for any plumbing changes, obtain required permits and inspections to the job done right.