While tap water is mostly safe for consumption, many contaminants can find their water in these water supplies, leading to sour beverages and less-than-ideal meals.
In some areas, residential plumbing systems are below the level of the municipal sewer system, and the pipes need some assistance in getting the sewage into the main drainage system.
Here is a look inside the back of a plumber's service truck so homeowners can understand and appreciate what it takes to accomplish various plumbing tasks.
As water is used, cold water rushes into the heated tank and eventually allows the tank to only provide cold water. Luckily, engineers have developed tankless water heaters.
In the plumbing industry, black history is being written right now through the work of Adrienne Bennet, a master plumber and business owner in Detroit, MI.