How Garbage Disposals Interact With Plumbing
In a home, there are so many systems that have to work together for the home to function efficiently. In most cases, these systems are interrelated and the moment one fails, the other related systems will also not work as they are supposed to. This means that it is important for a home owner to have knowledge on how these systems work and how they relate with each other. Speaking of these systems, the plumbing and disposal systems are two of the most related systems in the home. However, many people do not know how the two interact and this article is here to give a brief explanation on how the two interact with one another. If by the end of this article the reader realizes that the plumbing and disposal systems are more of enemies than friends, it might be a good time to call an emergency plumber.
The very first area that the two systems interact is when it comes to the use of water. The plumbing is mainly responsible for the availability of the water. As the plumbing brings in clean water to the various outlets for use, the dirty water that results from water usage leaves the usage area and finds its way to the disposal units. As the water flows along the disposal unit, it cleans the disposal unit leaving it clear for garbage to pass through. This is the first way in which the two interact.
The other way in which these two interact is that they both have a drainage unit or part. When it comes to the plumbing system, it is easy to note that dirty water has to be removed from the house and this is where the drainage part comes to play. The dirty water is normally taken out of the house and fed into the main drainage system in the estate. When it comes to the garbage disposal unit, the drainage part is a bit different in that the garbage is not thrown away into the estate but is taken to a specific part of the home where the garbage collectors collect it on a regular basis. This is the reason why anytime there is a problem in any of the two systems, the emergency plumber will look at the outlet of both the systems to make sure that it is clear and there is no blockage.
The above are the two main ways in which the two systems interact. In most cases, the plumbing system plays a double role in that it brings in clean water for home use and takes away the resultant dirty water while cleaning the garbage disposal unit. It is this dual functionality of the plumbing system that keeps the garbage disposal system free of odor and dirt. In the event that there is blockage of the garbage unit, chances are that the plumbing will also show some slowness in getting rid of dirty water demanding the attention of a plumber.
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