Following the Flush: How Water and Sewer Systems Work

The water and sewer systems at your Richfield home are mostly likely out-of-site, out-of-mind. But, a downed sewer system brings them back to the surface. While it may appear to be a complex maze of pipes, fittings and valves, your home plumbing, water and sewer systems are actually made up of three basic components: a water supply system, appliances and fixtures, and a drain system. Here is a brief rundown of how it all comes together:

First, fresh water enters your home through the main water supply line connected to a municipal water company or your well. Upon entering your home the main supply line splits off, running to the hot water heater and throughout the pipes in the home to your bath tubs, clothes washers, dishwashers and sinks.

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Wastewater or any other water used within the home that is not consumed enters the drain system to be removed from the home. The drain system within your home works entirely by gravity, allowing wastewater to flow downhill through a series of large pipes. You must take care of these systems to ensure they do not become clogged.

Regular cleanings of your water and sewer systems performed by the professionals here at Gene’s Water & Sewer will go a long way in avoiding potential sewer system replacement. Gene’s Water and Sewer will gladly field any questions and concerns you have about your water and sewer systems and get you on our schedule.

In order to avoid problems with your water and sewer systems please remember you should never flush or dump solid objects, hair, cloth, grease or animal fats into your drain system. You should also never plant trees over or near sewer lines and if you experience problems that you cannot take care of yourself, you should always contact the experts for any necessary repairs or replacement.

If you find that your plumbing is beyond the cleaning point and is in actual need of repair, options do exist. A trenchless sewer repair gets you a sewer system replacement and without a huge trench having to be dug in your yard. This type of sewer system replacement means you need not worry over having your property ripped up to have the replacement completed. This process is a lot less in the way of hassle that can be implemented at most homes and with most sewer systems.

For more information about your water and sewer systems in Richfield, call Gene’s Water & Sewer at 612-781-3737, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.