What is this thing?
Sometimes we look at the things built into our home and ask ourselves, “What Is That”? Well, we are here to help you figure out those funny little plumbing items: What they are, Where they are, What they do, and How to use them. Sometimes this page is even a resource for our plumbers to help you save money on a small service call and DIY!
Here’s the list, just click what you want to know about:
Typically located in a bathroom, under the counter of your faucet. The condensation from your air conditioner drains here.
Garbage Disposal RESET BUTTON- If your garbage disposal stops working and you hear no sound, look underneath and push the button. (Some disposers do not have this feature. Call us for more information.)
Typically located at water heaters, furnaces, cooktops, bbq grills and dryers.
If you have the Manabloc system in your home, you can turn off each water line to fixtures individually. Although not used in every home, we offer this as an option. Talk to your builder.
Use the Red Key shown here to turn the valves off and on.
Located in several places around the outside perimeter of your house, this prevents back siphon of water into your home’s water supply.
The water hammer arrestors are located throughout your home at certain fixtures, such as: tub and shower valves and washing machine box. It prevents banging and noise from piping systems.
There are two purposes that these lines serve: The Water Heater Pan Drain Line is designed to drain any possible leaking that the water heater may experience. The T & P (temperature and pressure) Line is designed to relieve any dangerously high pressure and temperature from your water heater. Both lines function as damage control.
*If you see water coming from either of these lines, please contact us: 210.967.6100
Sometimes required by code, this apparatus is located on the cold side of your water heater. Its function is to prevent possible back siphon from your water heater.