What is Involved in Kitchen Plumbing?
One of the most in-demand services of all time would be plumbing services. From the case of laying out the piping, to the installation of hot water systems in a building, plumbers can choose to specialize on various 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 in fact are different aspects in kitchen plumbing systems which have to 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 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, 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. An added connection could be made from plastic tubes or copper. Gas valves are usually found under appliances that uses gas and you could then shut it off if the gas is not used for safety purposes.
Pipes that are placed under kitchen sinks are usually curved and also known to 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. If you are ever going to replace kitchen sink pipes, the plumber needs to carefully take the measurements of the pipes for the new pipes to 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. The P-trap connections also are unscrewed from the tailpieces of the sink either through the use of your hand or through using pliers. The traps also are removed from the connections and the drain tailpieces also are going to 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.
In order to keep your kitchen plumbing efficiently working, there are some things that you can in fact do. One of these things is where you should make sure that you don’t pour grease or fatty substances down your kitchen sink. Make sure to also avoid throwing any leftover foods that are grind and throw them in the garbage disposal instead.