6 Plumbing Terms You Should Know | Plumbing Infographic
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6 Plumbing Terms You Should Know [Infographic]

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Fixtures are devices that control your various plumbing access points. Examples are a showerhead, faucet, and garbage disposal.

Main Line

Your main line is the pipeline into which all drains in your home deposit waste. It then runs either to a municipal sewer line or your septic tank.


Backflow is when contaminated water enters the potable water supply. The water is flowing in the wrong direction and can create a health hazard.

Hydro Jetting

A high-pressure water cleaner that can remove clogs and remove debris from pipelines.

Hard Water

Water that has excess levels of certain minerals, mainly magnesium and calcium. Hard water leaves behind mineral deposits in pipes and on fixtures.

PEX Pipe

Stands for cross-linked polyethylene. A plastic pipe material used for carrying hot and cold water. It is gradually replacing metal pipes due to its flexibility and resistance to corrosion.

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