04:24AM | 07/12/01
Member Since: 05/28/01
5 lifetime posts
I have a house built in 1900. The main bathroom has a in floor trap for both the sink and the tub. It has easy enough access through the floor. My question is do I need to periodically clean this trap out?


03:26PM | 07/12/01
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
If you don't have a problem with it,I'd leave it alone.


09:59AM | 07/23/01
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
Yes, you should clean it out every once in a while, especially if you notice your drains draining slowly. That is why they are there. No one but you can determine how often to do so, because it completely depends on how well your drain system drains and on how much hair and gunk go down the drain. (Some people "shed" much more hair in the shower than others.) Some traps need monthly or even bi-weekly maintainence to prevent problems (say, in a line shared by 4 familys in a multi-family dwelling), others never need to be bothered.

I suggest opening it up to check. If there is no build-up, then you can probably leave it alone until a problem arises. If there is build-up, then clean it out and check it in a month. Then you can get a sense of how quickly stuff accumulates in it.

[This message has been edited by Lawrence (edited July 23, 2001).]


09:13AM | 08/19/01
Member Since: 08/18/01
16 lifetime posts
If the plumbing was installed corectly you should never have to clean the trap.


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