A drainage or simply drain is a primary vessel or conduit for liquids whether waste or not to be taken away or brought to an intended area. Thus, drains are integral part of the plumbing system and its installation must be done perfectly. But before one should concern himself in the installation of drainage, the design and functionality of the drain must be assessed first before hiring a plumber to do the installation.
So what are the things that you need to check when choosing a drain? First, you need to consider the intended purpose of the drainage, whether it will convey waste liquids or just unwanted water and the likes. Also, you should figure out the variances in volume, the kind of matter that will pass through the drainage, as well as the needed maintenance activities to keep the drainage well-functioning for as long as possible as longevity also matters a lot.
As one installs the drains, the plumber should put into consideration the effects of gravity or lack of it in draining, or vacuuming, and the possibility of human exposure to whatever kind of liquids it carries through. Human safety should be a priority in installing drainage as well as the possibility of functional failure should also be addressed before finalizing the installation of drainage.
The more popular use of drains is for the discharge of waste water and a classic example is a sink where bad water, the name for waste water in some countries, is delivered away from the main system to avoid contaminating clean water and the area as well. But aside from draining waste liquids, there are drains which are used to recirculate water instead of delivering them away. This is often seen in swimming pools where the water recirculates through the aid of a pumping machine and the drain as the input.
Drainage installation can both be difficult and easy depending on the kind of drainage that you will install. Other factors that affects the ease of installation is its purpose, complexity of the design and enormity of the task. As for simple home drainage like a sink, no special skills maybe needed in its installation. You may do the task using simple tools and it can be done in little time. A simple video tutorial should be enough to guide you in this task. However, if you feel like you can pull off the task, simply call a plumber to do the job.
But for commercial and industrial drains, it is best to just entrust the task to a certified plumber. Commercial and industrial plumbing works may be a lot more complicated than residential plumbing and attempting to do repairs or whatever kind of works in an unfamiliar setting can be deleterious for anyone. Simply call for the help of expert industrial or commercial plumbers for they are the ones with the right training and experience which they can use to pull off the task efficiently while ensuring accuracy for you and everyone’s safety.