Little Known Facts About Plumbing And Mobile Homes

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The plumbing system in a mobile home works very differently than it does for a typical house because it is so much simpler than the plumbing in a standard home. This is going to make plumbing repairs much easier to deal with and understand. Here are some little known facts about plumbing and mobile homes that will help you to understand how it works and how to make simple repairs when needed:

  • Turning the Water Off is Simple: If you ever have to make plumbing repairs, you most likely have to turn off the water. The valve to turn off the water is usually easy to find in a mobile home since it is typically located near the water hose in the front. 
  • Mobile Homes Use Dry Vents: Instead of using ventilation pipe, a mobile home uses dry vents in order to supply air flow into the plumbing drains. This is because a single ventilation pipe in a mobile home won't reach all areas. These dry vents are going to ensure that all waste is disposed of properly and does not easily get stuck in the drains. 
  • Mobile Homes Usually Use Plastic Pipes: It is important to know what type of pipes your mobile home uses in case you need to replace any. Mobile homes typically use plastic pipes. Plastic pipes can include PVC pipes or CPVC pipes. CPVC is usually used in mobile homes since it can handle both hot and cold water whereas PVC can only handle cold since hot water will cause it to warp. CPVC is also more flexible and thicker, making it more sustainable for homes. 
  • Water Damage Happens to the Floors: Plumbing pipes in mobile homes usually run through the floors instead of through the walls, which means that the flooring in your mobile home is more susceptible to water damage. This is why monthly checks under your home are suggested in order to catch leaks or water damage early enough to ensure that you won't end up having to replace the flooring entirely. 

Knowing the difference between plumbing in a standard home and mobile home will help you to better understand how to care for the plumbing system in your mobile home. A mobile home's plumbing system has to be treated differently in order for the care to be done properly. If you run into any trouble while trying to do maintenance or repairs, make sure to contact a company like ACC Drain & Sewer.

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