Things to Know about Kitchen Plumbing
One of the most in-demand services of all time would be plumbing services. From procedures of laying out the piping, to installing hot water systems, plumbers can in fact choose to specialize in different fields. Clean water supply systems, gas systems, kitchen plumbing systems and drainage systems are some of the tasks which are carried out by plumbers. There are different aspects in kitchen plumbing systems that needs to be there in order for the kitchen to function efficiently.
The kitchen is actually fitted with pipes that supplies clean water and other pipes which will get rid of the waste water. There also are other pipes of which supplies gas to the kitchen and gas valves are mostly being installed on the floor or on the wall. Hot and cold water valves are usually placed under sinks. From the supply valves, supply tubes are then being connected to the faucet.
The saddle valves could be attached to cold water valves for it to provide added water connections that will supply water to your water filter. Added connections can in fact be made from copper or from plastic tubes. Gas valves are most often placed under appliances that uses gas and you can actually turn this off if you are not using it for safety purposes.
Pipes that are actually placed under the kitchen sink usually are curved and also are known as P-traps. The compression fittings will actually connect the curved pipes to the drainage pipe of the sink and you may unscrew them sometimes without having to use any tool. In case you are planning to replace kitchen sink pipes, the plumber should carefully take the measurements of the pipes so that new pipes can be cut just right.
Water valves also are turned off in order to cut off the supply of water when the repair work is still undergoing. P-trap connections also are unscrewed from the tailpieces of the sink through hand or through the use of pliers. The traps also are removed from the connections and the drain tailpieces also are going to be removed. New tailpieces will be screwed in and then new pipes also are cut and is fixed into place with compression fittings.
In order to keep your kitchen plumbing efficiently working, there are some things that you can in fact do. The first thing is that you must make sure that you will not pour grease and fatty substances into your kitchen sink. Make sure to also avoid throwing any leftover foods that are grind and throw them in the garbage disposal instead.