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How Your Shower Works

Douglas Orr Plumbing Inc.

A shower is a fixture that your bathroom should never be without. Even if you have a tub, there are still some advantages that you’ll get out of a shower. For instance, it uses less water to clean you up as compared to filling up a tub once or twice. It is designed to let a person bathe in hot or cold water that flows down like natural rain from the shower head that’s mounted on the wall. By the way, have you ever wondered how it works? Read on and we’ll let you in on the details!

How Does The Shower Work?

The concept is pretty simple. Whenever you turn the knobs of your shower, water is pumped from your water source through the pipes. It flows with the help of pressure that starts from a main water source such as the one found in your yard or from a water well (if you still have one at home). From there, it will go through your water meter and record the amount of water you’ll use, adding the consumption amount on your bill. Afterward, the water will go to your water heater, through your supply lines and out of the shower head. If you choose to use cold water, the liquid will no longer pass through the hot water heater and instead go directly to the cold water supply line of your shower.

What If The Shower Line Is Also Connected To A Faucet?

If your shower is also connected to a faucet or a tub, it must have a diverter. It is responsible for sending the water to the right direction — whether it should come out of your faucet/tub faucet or your shower.

What Happens To The Used Water When Showering?

As usual, it goes down the drain. Your shower drain or tub drain is connected to your wastewater lines. The soiled water will run through your drain pipes, going to your sewer or septic system.

Can You Still Install A Shower Even If You Did Not Originally Have One In Your Bathroom?

Yes, you can. There will be some plumbing work required but it is not impossible.

Hoping these pieces of information helped you understand how your shower works. You can always search the internet for a shower plumbing diagram in case you want a detailed and illustrative guide to the system. And should you need a professional to attend to your plumbing needs at home, don’t hesitate to call the most reliable plumbing service providers in Miami, Palm Beach County, and Broward County. Reach us at (305) 240-6731!

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