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    What are sink traps

    Plumbers

    What are sink traps and how do they work? Why are they important?

    Asked by Tushar on 6th Apr 2022
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    Theo Davies Plumbing

    "Sink traps are designed to create an Air gap in order to stop foul smells from coming back up through the drain or and back syphoning of wastewater.

    They are very important."

    Answered on 11th Apr 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    MKB HANDYMAN SERVICES

    "Sink traps are fitted under the sink as an outlet for waste water from the sink & washing machine & dishwashers."

    Answered on 7th Apr 2022 - Member since May 2021 - report
    T foy plumbing

    "They are smaller than bath taps only 15 mm bath taps are 22mm"

    Answered on 7th Apr 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    john ten heating and plumbing solutions

    "A sink trap stops the smell from coming into the house, it traps the smell from the gully and it could be in an S shape or be P"

    Answered on 7th Apr 2022 - Member since Apr 2016 - report
    Velocity Plumbing and Heating

    "Sink traps are basically U-bends that provide a water seal between the inside of your property and the outside drain. Without a sink trap, foul smells from the drain would make their way into the property. Sink traps vary in design including bottle traps, S-traps, P-traps etc. The name is derived from the shape of the trap. Today you can even get waterless traps that rely on a kind of rubber device that allows water to flow through it in one direction, but prevents odours coming back into the property."

    Answered on 19th May 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
    Conor Rice

    "The trap doesn’t allow the bad smell to come back up the sink and stink the room"

    Answered on 7th Apr 2022 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    All Plumbing and Heating

    "basically, traps allow water to flow out but don't let bad smells come back"

    Answered on 7th Apr 2022 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    A.Carroll&co

    "Sink traps are essential, to all plumbing fixtures, because they stop the smell of open drains coming into the property. Toilets have exactly the same trap system, only larger."

    Answered on 7th Apr 2022 - Member since Nov 2013 - report

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