Things to Know about Kitchen Plumbing
One of the most sought after service of all time would be the plumbing service. 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 actually are various aspects in kitchen plumbing systems which should be there for the kitchen to function efficiently.
Our kitchen is fitted with pipes that will supply clean water and other pipes that will be the one to get rid of the waste water. There also are other pipes that supplies gas to the kitchen and the gas valve is usually installed on the floor or on the wall. The cold and hot water valves are placed most often under sinks. From the supply valves, the supply tubes then will be 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. The added connections could be made from plastic tubes or copper. 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 placed under the kitchen sink are usually curved and are also known as P-traps. Compression fittings are going to connect the curved pipes to the drainage pipe of the sink and you can in fact sometimes unscrew the fittings without the aid of 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. Traps also are removed from the connections and drain tailpieces likewise will be removed. New tailpieces are in fact screwed in and new pipes also are cut and fixed into place with the compression fittings by hand.
For you to keep your kitchen plumbing working efficiently, there actually are some things which you could 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.