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Plumbing Traps

Your plumber might have mentioned plumbing traps to you at some points, and the reason for this is that these traps offer a lot of benefits, especially in preventing the accumulation of dirt and debris inside the drains, and sewer lines. The grease traps, P-straps, and S-traps are perhaps the most popular of these plumbing traps and fortunately, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh offers its clients with these traps depending on the request and need of the client.

What exactly is a plumbing trap?

A plumbing trap is designed to capture different sewage products. Since the sewage can generate lots of putrid odors, that can be dangerous to humans, the plumbing trap is thus designed to create a special barrier in-between the plumbing fixture, and the sewage system in order to protect homeowners from such sewage wastes. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh can help you identify the most appropriate trap type that will suit your needs.

How do plumbing traps work?

The plumbing trap holds a little amount of liquid which is contained in the trap seal. The trap seal helps prevent bad odors, and gases from entering your home, through the sewer lines. The P-trap which is the commonest type of sewer trap can be used for kitchen, bathroom and laundry sinks.

Where is a plumbing trap located?

Any drain within the home can be connected to an outlet of sewer gases, hence there must be a trap located right in the drain. Most plumbing traps are located where drain pipes leading to the main sewer line.

What are the main components of the plumbing trap?

The plumbing trap comprises a tailpiece, the main trap, and an extension. The tailpiece component runs from the drain of the sink into the P -trap and the P-trap also connect to the drain extension. The drain extension extends from the end of the trap into the outlet of the drain pipe which is the floor or through the wall. The main trap is the curved area of the pipe that holds the water and it is oriented horizontally.

If you want to avoid unpleasant odor emanating from your drain pipe, it is important that you contact your professional plumber to help you install the right type of trap. It should be noted that not all types of traps are suitable for home applications, but expert plumbers from Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh understand your needs and plumbing challenges, hence they will install the right plumbing trap for such purposes.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh makes your plumbing system safer with plumbing traps

Keeping away bad odor is not the only way a plumbing trap can help make your plumbing system and home safer, a plumbing trap can also get rid a number of smaller debris that can eventually create blockages in your plumbing system. There are other trap options such as mesh traps that collect debris of different sizes and forms. Plumbing traps can also help in collecting grease and grime, these traps are more common for commercial purposes.

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