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Drains play an important role in your home’s plumbing system. From washing your hands and taking a relaxing shower to washing dishes in the kitchen, drains allow the dirty water to flow out of the sink or bathtub through pipes. Therefore, it is crucial to clean your drains regularly. However, if your drains aren’t properly cleaned on a regular basis, they will most likely result in plumbing issues such as slow drainage or a severe clog within the drainage system.

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If a plumber has ever visited your home, you would've heard them talking about plumbing traps and if you haven't, take a quick peek beneath your sink, and you will find out what they are talking about.

Yes, you guess it right.

The curvy pipes under your kitchen and bathroom sink are what is known as a plumbing trap. But unlike what you might think, they are not designed to catch on things you accidentally drop down your sink or hold on to things that shouldn't go down the drain. While they may also occasionally perform this function, they are designed to capture something else.

In this post, we look at everything that you need to know about plumbing traps.

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Plumbing issues can arise in all sorts of shapes and sizes. From dripping faucets and pipe leakage to a sewer system backup, they can cause severe structural damage to your house or the entire building. Many people tend to ignore an issue assuming that it will go away on its own; however, it may become a major issue within the plumbing system.

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Several household chores require high usage of water daily. Hence, many people are likely to waste water while carrying out basic everyday tasks, which can be incredibly costly. From washing the dishes to brushing your teeth every morning, you may not realize how much water you are wasting, which may show up in your monthly bills. Therefore, taking care of your water usage is an excellent way to save hundreds of dollars in water bills and help the planet at the same time.

Here is a list of ways you could be wasting water at home:

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A bidet toilet seat is a modern alternative to a traditional toilet. This eco-friendly model encourages the use of water instead of toilet paper. Therefore, investing in a bidet attachment is an excellent choice for clean freaks of all ages. You don’t need to tear bits of toilet paper anymore; press a button, and the water flow from a bidet will wash your body, leaving it clean and fresh.

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Since tap water in the United States is known to be safe for drinking purposes, many people take water purity for granted. Unlike many developing countries, U.S. water supplies ensure that the water remains free of hazardous contaminants that can pose a threat to your health. However, illnesses due to the presence of contaminants in drinking water have been reported from time to time. According to Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, in December 2014, the residents of Charleston, West Virginia, and Toledo, Ohio, were ordered to stop consuming tap water due to the potential risk of contamination. These issues are not common; however, it is best to keep an eye on the quality of your household water to determine whether it is safe for drinking or not.

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Sometimes, clogged pipes and drains make it very difficult to complete everyday tasks at home. Similarly, the amount of water coming out of a faucet can speed up or delay several house chores. On average, the in-home water pressure lies between 40 to 45 pounds per square inch (PSI). If it falls below 40 PSI, it will likely result in low water pressure in the faucets. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, an average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day at home. However, many of us don’t understand why the water pressure drops down all of a sudden.

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Your home’s plumbing system may require some repair from time to time. With regular maintenance, you can improve the lifespan of your home’s plumbing. From pipes, toilets, faucets, and water heaters, every product and fixture have a certain lifespan that depends on several factors.

Let us explain how long your home’s plumbing can last.

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