Why P-Trap Matters for Your Drains

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There’s one component that often goes unnoticed but plays a crucial role in maintaining the health and functionality of our drains—the P-trap. It is a curved section of a pipe installed below a sink, bathtub, or any plumbing fixture that connects to a drain. Zippity Split Plumbing, your go-to expert in drain cleaning in Tempe, AZ, explains the importance of P-traps.

Stops Sewer Gases

The primary function of a P-trap is to prevent sewer gases from infiltrating your home. It holds a small amount of water, which acts as a barrier to prevent sewer gases and unpleasant odors from entering your living space.

When nasty smells escape your drains, it could imply a dry P-trap, which you can solve by running water for a few minutes. Otherwise, you might have a clogged drain.

Protects Your Health

Beyond the offensive odor, sewer gases can pose serious health risks. Hydrogen sulfide, a common component of sewer gas, is highly toxic and can trigger headaches, dizziness, and respiratory issues. With a well-maintained P-trap, you ensure these harmful gases remain safely contained within your sewer lines, preserving the health and well-being of your household.

Reduce the Risk of Pest Infestations

Believe it or not, a well-maintained P-trap can help keep unwanted pests at bay. The water barrier acts as a deterrent, making it more difficult for pests to travel from the sewer line into your living space.

Zippity Split Plumbing is your reliable provider of top-notch drain cleaning services. Let us help you keep your drains clear and free-flowing.

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