Everyone is aware of the major plumbing fixtures such as sinks, toilets, and bathtubs, but not many realize that these are not even the important fixtures. The vital features are often unseen yet play a vital role in ensuring the major fixtures are working correctly. Say you are a first time home owner and you are looking to update your bathroom, what are some of the features and fixtures to be on the lookout for, which will thus inform your new design?
1. Water Main Valve
This is the main shutoff valve for the entire house as it regulates all water flowing indoors. It is normally located in the crawlspace, basement or behind access panels and its primary purpose is to shut off all water supply within the home instantly. This is, in fact, the one valve whose location you should immediately establish soon as you move into a new home. Continue reading