Important Plumbing Terms

Servicing Salt Lake and Utah Counties

We understand that plumbing terms can sometimes get confusing! However, it is important to understand different components of your home’s plumbing to communicate issues with your plumbing or to perform a DIY repair. Check out our helpful dictionary of important plumbing terms!

Auger – a flexible rod for pulling out clogs from a plumbing system.

Exterior Plumbing – pipes and plumbing systems installed into an outward facing wall in a home. Exterior plumbing must be well insulated to protect the pipes from freezing or bursting.

Main Line – the main source of a home’s water supply. The main line provides all the water from a water company to the pipes in a home.

Pipe Lining – a method of repairing damaged or broken pipes by digging a small hole and inserting a new pipe liner into the shell of the damaged pipe.

Sewer Line – the system of pipes that carry waste and sewage away from a home to designated disposal sites and treatment plants.

Shutoff Valve – a valve used to turn off the flow of water to a plumbing fixture without having to shut off water to the entire home. Shutoff valves are often located near the point a pipe enters a room in a home.

Sump Pump – a pumps which works to remove water from the basement or foundation of a home.

Supply Line – a plastic or metal line which transports water from the main water line to a specific plumbing fixture in a home.

Trenchless Sewer Repair – a method of repairing damaged or broken pipes by inserting a liquid epoxy resin which hardens in place to fill the cracks and creates a seamless seal. Trenchless sewer repair requires minimal digging and strengthens pipes.

If you still have plumbing questions – don’t hesitate to give our team of licensed experts a call! We’re proud to be a family-owned business and will work with you to solve all your plumbing problems.