Things to Know about Kitchen Plumbing
One of the most sought after service of all time would be the plumbing service. From the process of laying out the piping to the installation of hot water systems in a building, a plumber could actually 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 actually being fitted with pipes that will supply clean water and there are also other pipes that gets 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, supply tubes are then being connected to the faucet.
Saddle valves may be attached to cold water valves to give additional water connections that supplies water to appliances like water filters. 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 placed under the kitchen sink are usually curved and are also known as P-traps. The compression fittings will connect the curved pipes to the drainage pipe of the sink and then you could sometimes unscrew the fittings without the use 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.
The water valves also are going to be turned off in order to cut off the supply of water when a repair work is still ongoing. 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.