This video focuses on S-traps and why they are a big no-no in most states and countries. These plumbing contraptions don’t come with venting, which means trouble can brew for homeowners who use them. Venting allows sewer gases to exit the city’s sewage system.
No one wants those odors seeping into rooms. It’s not just about having a stinky house, it’s about health and safety too. Now, here’s where alternative traps come to the rescue. The P-trap’s main job is to keep those sewer gases at bay while allowing waste materials to flow through.
But let’s focus on S-traps for a moment. They’re similar to this fascinating glass invention called the Greedy Glass. A Greek philosopher came up with this glass that would magically empty itself. It did this on the person drinking from it whenever greed took over.
S-traps work similarly. They create a water seal between the liquid and the drinker. This water seal prevents those nasty sewer gases from crawling up pipes and invading living spaces.
If homeowners don’t have some sort of trap in place, unpleasant smells waft up from the sewer. That’s where the p-trap comes in. It’s a pipe (curved) that traps water, forming a barrier between the plumbing system and the sewer gases. And heating services are available to homeowners.