What is Involved in Kitchen Plumbing?
One of the most sought after service of all time would be the plumbing service. 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. Some of the tasks that are being carried out by plumbers would be clean water supply systems, kitchen plumbing systems, gas systems and drainage systems. 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 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.
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 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 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. When you are going to replace kitchen sink pipes, the plumber has to carefully take the measurements of the pipes in order for new pipes to 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 likewise are unscrewed from the tailpieces of the sink through the use of 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.
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.