A Few Must-Know Plumbing Terms

Keeping up with your home plumbing system is essential to maintaining its health and saving you money down the line. Although we always recommend calling a professional to take care of any repairs or maintenance, it would help to know a thing or two about the business so that you can know what to look out for and be better prepared in case of an emergency. Here are some must-know plumbing terms from Clearview that you should always be aware of.


Your pipes should transfer water and waste seamlessly from your home to the sewer system and beyond. When something isn’t working right, there will be overflow in a plumbing fixture such as a shower drain, toilet, or sink. This backup can be odorous and dangerous to your health.


One of the most important aspects of your home’s plumbing system is fittings. They are what join two sections of pipes. They help connect difficult-to-reach areas and help the water flow out without issue. The reason you need to know them is that they are often the point in the pipe where leaks occur. Be on the lookout for leaks in the fittings and give us a call if you find one.


A valve is a device in your system that regulates the flow of water. In an emergency, you should know where your shutoff valve is so you can stop the flow of water into your home.

Preventative maintenance

This is any kind of check-up, repair, or general service that is done regularly to help maintain the health of your plumbing system. When done regularly by experienced technicians like the ones at ClearView, it reduces the chance of any emergencies occurring and helps save you time and money in the future. Not only that, it also prolongs the life of your pipes and appliances.

Frozen pipes

With the winter setting in on us, everyone in Calgary should know this term. When there is water left in your pipes, it can freeze up and cause a lot of problems. Be on the lookout. If you notice a drop in pressure or a complete lack of water in some areas during the winter, then you might have frozen pipes.

Knowing a thing or two about how your home plumbing system works is a good idea if you want to prevent emergencies. These must-know plumbing terms will help you train your eye and help us help you. If you need a quality plumber in Calgary you can trust, call ClearView and we’ll be right over.

By | 2018-05-26T11:34:06+00:00 December 17th, 2015|Plumbing Services|