Building Trap Removal & Replacement

Building trap removal and replacement

Hello friends.

Today we would like to tell you more about building traps. As we’ve written about them before, we can clean it up and remove the blockage by a snake or plunger, but considering it’s specific design features we can not clear it completely.

Nowadays, each device has its own sanitary trap and therefore the presence of building trap is not only useless, but also problematic.

Why is that? It’s presence in the sewer line leads to the formation of blockage, which can cause flooding in your basement. The problem was so serious that in the 60s the sanitary building code had to be changed.

Very often tree roots find their way into traps and start growing, which is also a potential cause of blockage, running backup, and can cause cracks in these parts of the sewer system. The presence of the building trap on the main sewer line makes it impossible to clean the pipes completely and fully inspect the whole sewer system .

When the sewer system works well, most people do not even know about the existence of a building trap on the sewer line. Building trap is located close to the front wall, and can be either inside or outside the house.

Based on the aforementioned reason, and particularly given the fact that the building trap is on the main sewer line, even a little clogging can lead to running backup and the inability to use the drain system fully.

Therefore, we, AAADrain experts, recommend building trap removal. We have got 15 years of experience in our arsenal, we conduct building trap removal and replacement with a 2-way cleanout instead. 2-way cleanout significantly aids the process of cleaning and inspection with a camera and, if necessary, cleaning with snake.

building trap removal and replacement

Each replacement entitles you to a camera inspection of the whole sewer system.

Guarantee for such work is 20 years, just as our work on full and partial drain replacements.

Stay dry.

Drain Cleaning, Sewage Pipes, Building Traps

Drain Cleaning

Hello friends.

Today I want to tell you about the drainage system. We will start off with sewage pipes. A sewage pipe gets not only pure water but also extra substances, such as soap remains, toothpaste, food, debris and other various types of waste. Among drainers, there are many stories about what is possible find in an old building trap.

Therefore, we sometimes we carry out the complete replacement of the sewage system. We perform replacing procedures of all floor drains, stacks, and branches, as well as install a back water valve to fully protect your home from rain water.

With this type of work, it is important to choose the right slope, so that water and all possible waste are moving towards the city drains at the same speed. If the angle is too high, water will run faster than the waste, which will clog the pipes and the backup. Who wants a wet basement with a bad smell?

The big problem with a small slope (that’s less than 1 degree) is calcium deposit. In residences, this substance occurs mostly from dishwashing when water runs off and does not wash out the tube walls. Over time, the entire pipe gets clogged, which makes us unable to use one of the most crucial parts of our system for drain cleaning.

drain cleaning

We would also like to leave a post scriptum about building traps. It is a very old style of sewer systems, which is now absolutely dated and unnecessary, since now, every plumbing device, such as a kitchen sink, toilet, sink, shower or bath, have their little trap, which is a trap for bad smells and external objects that could accidentally get into the system. In this case, we just work on drain cleaning with a snake. Building traps often get clogged or even damaged from tree roots. Therefore, we recommend removing the building trap even if the system is working well. About our next work, we’ll tell you in upcoming blog posts.

Stay dry.