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Plumbing Vents in Lancaster

A plumbing vent is basically a special pipe (or network of pipes) that leads from an appliance located inside your Lancaster home to the outside of your home. Although not always, many of these will lead to the roof. Also, many vent pipes are comprised of more than one pipe. So what purpose does a vent serve with regard to your plumbing?

What Do They Do

Unlike the other pipes in your system, vent pipes do not carry water. Instead they carry sewer gases safely from the inside of your home to the outside environment. This is an extremely important part of your Lancaster home plumbing. Residents should always ensure these vents are in good working order. Should you suspect they are not in good working order, it would be wise to contact your Lancaster plumber immediately.

Sewer Gases

Sewer gas can make you very sick. Without these vent pipes, these gases would build up in the system and eventually emanate out of your drains and taps and into your Lancaster home. The vents allow the gases to escape so they won’t build up.

As you can see, vents are an essential part of your plumbing. Lancaster community residents are required to maintain working plumbing vents for each of their appliances in order to comply with local and state building codes.

 

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