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» The ABCs of Emergency Plumbing Dallas, Texas Part 1

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

The ABCs of Emergency Plumbing Dallas, Texas Part 1

In case you want to brush up on your plumbing knowledge, we’ve made things a little easier for you. Here’s a list of commonly used plumbing terms:

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• Auger Machine: The most common tool used to alleviate drainage problems in sewer and drain lines.

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• Back Water Valve: This is the main plumbing component used in sanitary sewer applications.
• Backflow Preventer: This is a safety device that works to keep water from flowing opposite its’ intended flow.
• Backflow Preventer Testing: It is recommended that backflow preventer testing be performed annually. This tool is especially helpful in preventing the need for emergency plumbing Dallas, Texas.
• Ball Valve: This valve helps control the flow of air, gas, water, and other fluids.
• Bituminized Fiber Pipe: This pipe was popular in the 1800′s and is no longer used due to its’ lightweight construction.
• Building Drain: As the main drain tied to the sewage line, the building drain is responsible for connecting all other drains.

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• Carbon Filtration: This filtration process allows for clean and filtered water.
• Cast Iron Pipe: The number one material used for piping, especially in sewer lines.
• Clay Tile Pipe: Replacement of clay tile pipes is recommended to prevent the need for emergency plumbing Dallas, Texas. If replacement is not an option, routine maintenance is strongly advised.
• Closet Auger: This device is used to remedy toilet bowl clogs (similar to Auger Machine).
• Corrosion Erosion: A term used to describe the internal erosion of plumbing pipes.
• Cross Contamination: This occurs when any hazardous liquid comes in contact with a fresh water supply. This is a major concern for emergency plumbing Dallas, Texas.
• Cutter Blade: Commonly used at the end of sewer cable to cut out roots within the sewage line.

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• Dissimilar Metal Corrosion: Also known as electrolysis. A condition that occurs when different metals are joined and come in contact with an electrolyte such as water.
• DWV: An abbreviation for drain, waste, and vent applications.

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• Electrolysis: Also known as dissimilar metal corrosion.
• Expansion Tank: This tank functions as an overflow pool by collecting any extra water.

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• Faucets: The common name given to the location where the flow of water can be controlled.

G

• Garbage Disposal: While garbage disposals can often create the need for emergency plumbing Dallas, Texas, they are a common household amenity and prove helpful in waste disposal.
• Gate Valve: This valve’s main function is to control water flow.

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Hot Water Heaters: This is the unit that is responsible for heating the water that flows through your home or office. If you have a need for emergency plumbing Dallas, Texas due to water heater complications, we’re here for you.

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Irving is one of the many cities that we service here at AAA AUGER.

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• Just in case you are worried about the unexpected need for emergency plumbing Dallas, Texas, keep our information close at hand. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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• Keeping your plumbing up to date is very important. We cannot stress enough the importance of routine maintenance.

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• Lift Station: Comprised of pumps, valves and metering equipment, the lift station is designed to move water and/or waste water from a low elevation to a high elevation.

Stay tuned for The ABCs of Emergency Plumbing Dallas, Texas Part 2. We’ve still got plenty of terms to cover for you. Did any of these terms stand out to you? Maybe there is one from the list that you haven’t heard of before.

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