What’s a drain tap?


They’re basically that squiggly set of pipes underneath your sink and are usually made up of PVC or steel. They’re made that way to ensure that they always keep some water in them, so that they can prevent sewer gases from leaving the pipes and entering your home. That can cause a bad smell and toxic pollution. They also serve the purpose of stopping debris from blocking up your pipes. Drain traps are even in your toilet. That’s why there’s always water in the toilet bowl.


Installing them isn’t too costly and it isn’t rocket science either. Still, you must ensure that you use tight seals and join the pipes correctly, so that you would not experience leakage later.


Also, you need to make sure that you install the drain trap that corresponds with your local plumbing code. Remember these two things:


  1. You’re not allowed to install more than 3 utilities to a drain trap.


  1. Apply trap primer to help the seal stay steady, should be used if you install the drain trap to an infrequently used pipe.




It’s pretty interesting when you think about how plumbing uses gravity and other things to make your water system work to your advantage. Try installing your drain trap yourself or if you rather use the help of an expert, give us a call. We’ve got experienced and affordable plumbers in Ottawa. With just one call, we can help you solve your plumbing needs and offer you emergency plumbing services.