Kitchen plumbing follows the basic laws of nature – gravity and pressure. The plumbing system in your home is made up of two separate subsystems. One subsystem brings in freshwater, which is under pressure. The other carries wastewater out, relying on gravity. Maintenance of your kitchen plumbing is an easy way to save money and avoid plumbing problems.
A sink is likely the most important fixture in a kitchen. Under the strainer body that you can see is a rubber gasket and a locknut. These connect to the strainer sleeve and then to the tailpiece. All of this leads down to the trap. The trap is where things, that are not supposed to go down the drain, fall. The trap has a clean out plug on the bottom. It then winds back up and is connected to the pipe that takes the water out to the septic tank or sewer system.
Maintaining your kitchen sink is essential as it is the most used fixture.
The garbage disposal – found under the sink – pulverizes and stores food waste going down your sink drain in a compartment known as a hopper chamber. Water from the kitchen faucet flushes the waste material out of this chamber. The waste then gets pushed down the sewer system or into the septic tank.
Garbage disposals can clog, wear out or make weird noises. Below are some tips to prevent that from happening.
Dishwashers are usually connected directly to your kitchen plumbing but have the outlet connected to the garbage disposal at the top of the hopper. This allows the food waste from the dishwasher to drain through the disposal along with the water.
Proper maintenance can help the dishwasher run smoothly and clean effectively for as long as possible.
Copper tubing is attached to the refrigerator water pipe. A nut and ferrule are used to do this. A cut is made into the cold-water line under the sink and a copper T-fitting is attached. A water valve and gasket seal are attached to the T-fitting. This is so you can control the water flow and pressure to the fridge. The other end of the copper tubing is then attached to the water valve. The refrigerator is attached to the cold-water line allowing for ice and water to be ready whenever it is needed.
We rely on refrigerators to keep perishable food items cold on a daily basis. Correct maintenance can ensure that your refrigerator runs smoothly for longer.
The kitchen is an area of the home that we rely on heavily for day-to-day living. Ensuring that the appliances in the kitchen are in good condition should be at the top of your list. We at Art Plumbing, AC and Electric can help you with all your kitchen plumbing concerns.
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