All About S Traps

An S trap is a drain trap that looks like a letter “S” sitting on its side. The plumbing systems in most older homes used S traps on the drain lines under sinks, but S traps are now prohibited by code throughout the country because they are not vented.

What is the Purpose of a Plumbing Vent?

Your home’s plumbing vent system is very important for the health of your home. It keeps nasty sewer gases out of your home, and it helps the drain lines to drain properly. A clogged or inadequate venting system can cause poor draining which can allow

What is a Cross Connection?

A cross connection is a physical connection between drinkable water and a liquid or gas that could make the water unsafe to drink. An example may make this more clear. Let’s suppose you have a water hose sitting in a swimming pool or in a puddle of water in your yard…

What’s the Big Deal About S-traps?

A common plumbing deficiency that I see in many older houses is an “S” trap. An “S” trap gets it name from its shape- it looks like an “S” on its side. It basically consists of…

Water Is A Major Source Of Damage To Your Home

One of the more common and serious problems that I see over and over again is water penetration into the home. What makes this problem so serious is that if it is left uncorrected, the water can cause serious damage to the home.