Although many people take it for granted, the plumbing system is one of the most important parts of your house. It’s one of the reasons why renovating your bathroom or kitchen can add thousands of dollars to your home’s value, and why there are so many contractors who are dedicated solely to repairing and maintaining plumbing systems in people’s homes. First of all, your plumbing system gives you access to clean fresh water at all times. It’s what ensures that you will always have water for drinking, cooking, or cleaning whenever you need it. This cannot be said about people throughout much of human history, or even people in certain parts of the world today.