Your home’s drainage system uses gravity to pull water through the house and outside to drain. Waste and dirty water is piped through a “soil stack” which in turn takes the waste through a main drain, generally located underneath the house.
How Do Drains Work?
Drains are a crucial part of any plumbing system and play an integral role in ensuring the proper functioning of the system. Without drains, water and waste would quickly build up in the pipes, leading to clogs and overflows. But how do drains work?
Drains are essentially pipes that carry water and waste away from the house. They are connected to the sewer system or septic tank, depending on where the house is located. There are two main types of drains: gravity drains and pressure drains.
Gravity drains rely solely on the force of gravity to pull water and waste downward. The water is pulled down by its own weight, as well as the weight of the waste. These drains are typically used in homes with a sewer system. Gravity drains also tend to be more affordable than pressure drains.
Pressure drains rely on pressurized air to push the water and waste downward. The pressure is generated by a pump, which is connected to the drain. Pressure drains are usually used in homes without a sewer system. Since the air pressure is higher than the gravity, the water and waste will flow more quickly. This helps to prevent clogs and overflows.
Regardless of which type of drain is used, the water and