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Ever wonder what a plumbing trap is for?

Updated: Jul 9, 2022

We often see traps under our kitchen and bathroom sinks, but did you know that every plumbing fixture in your house has a trap built into its plumbing system? Yep, they do! The toilet, your shower, anything that drains has a trap. The traps under our sinks can come in handy to retrieve items accidentally dropped down the sink, but this is not why they were designed. Traps were designed to "trap" water in the pipeline, and the reason for this trapped water is to block unwanted sewer odors from escaping back into your home! This is not only great for our noses but also for our health as sewer gasses can be dangerous to inhale. now you know!

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