When you ask any roofer whether they think plumbing vents are essential to ensure the waterworks does its thing, the answer will be a unanimous yes!!
What thought comes into your head when you hear someone talk about plumbing?
When you talk about your housetop, many a homeowner would tell you that they need supporting beams and other roof materials to hold the shingles in place and protect the content of their abode to prevent leaking issues.
They would even say that guttering plays a considerable role in ensuring the water gets diverted away from the top of their abode and safely disposed of down the driveway or other areas, surrounding the property.
However, does anyone make the proper connection between plumbing and how the right piping materials can safely divert all interior water to the roof area and away from home?
Hardly! What is the first thing that passes your mind when you hear someone talk about plumbing?
When you hear the word plumbing, you are probably thinking about a whole lot of pipes and even some appliances like a bathtub, sink, and toilet. However, there is so much more involved with regards to plumbing than just pipes. Proper venting is one aspect that experienced contractors also have to deal with.
What Exactly are Plumbing Vents?
Also referred to as a venting system, plumbing vents are special pipes that stem from the appliances to an outdoor area. Generally, the vents would go all the way up to your roofing area, but it is not always so.
It is important to note that vents serve an essential part of the plumbing system. Rather than just carrying water, pipes that go to the vents would carry sewer gases. This is good for your overall wellbeing as the gases are removed from your house rather than backing up and making you sick.