Rochester Sinks, Drains, and Faucets

Although the parts of a sink may look very confusing, they actually can be easily explained. The parts of a standard sink can be easily identified. The vent line is a pipe that keeps the system in balance. It lets air flow into the system. The vent line runs in the opposite direction of the drain line.

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Just as the vent line carries air up, the drain line carries waste down. This waste flows down the drain line, connects with the other drain lines throughout the building and flow out to the city sewer. The vent lines carry air out the top of the building. The stainless inlet supply connector connects the faucet to the emergency shut off. The emergency shut off lets you turn off the water quickly and efficiently. The pop up assembly is part of the drain. It is the part that “pops up” to let water through. It can be closed in order to keep water in the sink. The P trap is called a P trap because it is shaped like the letter “P” turned clockwise 90 degrees. The P trap is a pipe that carries water out of the sink. Because of its shape, it is also where many things that accidentally fall down the sink collect.

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Do your leaky faucets keep you awake at night? Are you paying way more on your water bills than you need to because your faucet doesn’t shut off? Struggling to turn off a faucet is not something that you need to deal with on your own. A worn washer could be the culprit. Let Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Rochester help you to get your faucets in working condition.

Mr. Rooter makes sure your grease trap is functioning properly. A malfunctioning grease trap lets grease flow through the system of pipes and the sewer and cause backups and blockages. A functioning grease trap is very important in commercial properties, like restaurants, where grease from a deep fryer comes in large volumes and could do major damage to the plumbing system. A functioning grease trap is also important in your home. Grease getting into the pipes could pollute the water down the line or even cause backups and drainage problems in your own sink.

Have you gotten ready for a relaxing bath after a long day, only to find that your bathtub takes forever to drain? We can inspect your pipes for blockages. We can repair your drain. You can take comfort in knowing that Mr. Rooter will be there for you.

We, at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Rochester, are here to make sure your indoor plumbing is running smoothly. We are available any time you need us with our 24-hour plumbing services in Rochester, Irondequoit, and Greece.

Whatever the problem, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Rochester is ready to help. A quick check-up from our plumbing experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Rochester may be the cure you are looking for. There’s a reason they call us Mr.®

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