Protecting Drains From Rodents

Improperly installed or damaged drainage can easily be the precursor to a rat infestation of your home or business. The drains of your properties connect to sewers that are teeming with the vermin, so ensuring your drains are in good working order is crucial to protecting yourself from disease carrying pests. It is also important, … Continue reading

Sanitary Piping Best Practices 3

This week in our sanitary piping series were covering the last element of a sanitary plumbing system; discharge stacks.   Discharge Stacks All branch discharge pipes eventually reach the discharge stack; the pipe that discharges the sanitary waste into a drain. A key property of a discharge stack is that it is vented ( as … Continue reading

Sanitary Piping Best Practices 2

Our last post was on understanding sanitary piping covered tracks. This week we will discuss branch discharge pipes and their role in the plumbing system. Branch Discharge Pipes Plumbing appliances such as toilets, showers and sinks connect to the primary drainage pipes through branch discharge pipes. These pipes are simply smaller drainage pipes feeding into … Continue reading

Sanitary Piping Best Practices 1

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The main elements of sanitary pipework  are: Traps Branch discharge pipes Discharge Stacks Traps In the field of plumbing, pipework and drainage, a trap is a shaped pipe that retains water. The retained water acts as a seal to prevent foul air from escaping out of the system and into the building. The depth of … Continue reading