Everything there is to Know about Drain Replacement Explained by Experts

Drains or sewers? What is the difference between them? Is the process the same for drain installation and drain replacement?

These are all questions that will find their answers in this article, so stay tuned.

The distinctions between a drain and a sewer

Before moving forward, let’s see what are the main differences between drains and sewers.

A drain is a tube that drains from buildings water and waste from a building. You can find a drain in each sink, tub or shower.

On the other hand, a sewer accumulates water and waste from the drains from multiple buildings.

Small description of the drain replacement process

The drain replacement process is not a very complicated one if done properly. Let’s see the steps that are required.

Step #1. Prepare the Work Space

Traps are regularly full of drain water. Because of this, you should put a small bucket under it and also have some towels prepared for unwanted spills. A flashlight will also come handy.

Step #2. Lift the Trap Bend

Take out the trap bend. To do this, unthread the slip nut, then turn them by hand. Extract the trap straight down to separate it from the rest of the components and empty it.

Step #3. Eliminate the Trap Arm

Lift the trap arm by releasing the slip nut binding it to the drainpipe in the wall. If it is stuck, turn it back and forth when pulling.

Step #4. Test the New Trap

Be sure that trap arm is lining up with the wall pipe and the tailpiece.

Step #5. Position the Nuts and Washers

Provide a slip nut and washer on the top of the sink’s tailpiece with the washer slope leading down.

Step #6. Join the Pieces

Slip the trap arm in the drain hole in the wall. Match the trap bend at the edge of the trap arm and on sink tailpiece. Push the slip nuts upon the connections, and loosely attach them on the threaded hubs.

Step #7. Test the Connections

Turn on the water. If any joint leaks, then tighten the slip nut smoothly till there is no more leaking.

Conclusion

This is all you need to know about any drain replacement you might need. Just another thing you have to remember is to also check the roughing drains.

Yes, it is not a complicated process, but I strongly recommend you to hire a professional to handle this work. So, if you are Etobicoke or Mississauga, feel free to contact us and we will handle the heavy work. If not, we are happy to answer any questions you might have.