Stages of Drain Installation

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Drains are a crucial part of plumbing in a house, removing wastewater from sinks, showers, and tubs and down into a sewer line that carries it to the municipal sewer system. You need to take good care of your home’s drains with regular cleaning and occasional repairs—as well as making sure that objects that can cause clogs don’t go down them.

Sometimes, however, you’ll want to have a new drain installed, either as a replacement or an expansion. When you need this service, don’t try to do it yourself. A number of important factors go into drain installation; it requires the work of a licensed and trained plumber.

Bell Plumbing and Heating has many decades of experience with drain installation in Centennial, CO. Give us a call when you need the work done fast and accurately, and we’ll take care of it.

How Plumbers Install Drains

The first stage of drain installation involves figuring out how to match the new drain with the current plumbing system; improper installation of a single drain can affect the flow of wastewater in the rest of the plumbing. Plumbers will then determine the drain and pipe size for the amount of water expected to go down the drain, a crucial step to maintain safe pressure within the pipes. Selection of the pipe material is also part of this step: copper or one of a number of different plastics.

Once the plumbers have all the right material, they install the actual drain piece (the “drain assembly”) in the bottom of the sink and use plumbers’ putty to seal it down onto the hole at the bottom of the sink (or tub or shower) and secure it from beneath with washers, completing the drain assembly.

The next stage is connecting the drain assembly to the drainpipe. The plumber will have already cut the piping to match the space available so the drain will lead to the wastewater exit and form a p-trap (the U-shape dip in plumbing underneath a sink). This often requires different specialty wrenches and careful installation so it does not interfere with the hot and cold water lines. (If this is the installation of an entirely new sink, the plumber will at this point install water lines to the faucet.)

When the connection is finished, the plumbers will test the new drain to see that there are no leaks or problems with pressure. The whole process should go fast and leave you with a drain ideally fit to your plumbing.

Have Professionals Attend to All Your Drains

Proper drainage for a home requires the right balance in your plumbing. Whenever you need help with your drains, from installation to cleaning, always rely on the expertise of a licensed plumber. With more than eighty years of experience, Bell Plumbing and Heating is the contractor you should call for drain installation and other plumbing services in Centennial, CO—or anything else you need for your plumbing.

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