House plumbing vent flashing is required around the pipe at its roof surface penetration. Without it, or if improperly installed, rain water or melting snow will seep around the vent and damage the roof decking material, sometimes making its way down to the wall / ceiling surfaces inside the property. Depending on your roofing material … Read more
House Plumbing Vent, Sewer and Drain
The purpose of a plumbing vent in your house is to remove sewer gases from the drainage system and equalize its atmospheric pressure. Without the plumbing vent, our toilets and all other home plumbing fixtures might not be draining properly, can cause unusual noises (like gurgling or belching as and after they discharge), and could be responsible for an unpleasant sewer gas smell inside the house.
A house plumbing vent is one of those features that may easily become compromised.
Some of the most common reasons for the plumbing vent to lose its performance is our […]
Threaded black-iron gas pipe distributing fuel through the house was up until recent time, the only type of material permitted (not the only one used) by code in Illinois, with copper, aluminum tubing / piping used as final connections to supply gas burning appliances (max 10′ long, entire section should be visible), and flexible connectors. … Read more