Enamel paint finishing may look good on sinks, bathtubs, and lavatories. But, since that is just a painted finish, even it be enamel, does not assure you of durability. Typical uses of these three components require a finishing that will offer permanent aesthetics and protection. And, since some of them, especially, sinks could be in use in applications with chemical compounds, the coating will end up wasting away to expose the material of the sink. In such cases, it is prudent that you consider sinks with an acid-resisting enamel coating, not paint, and more on their performance.
Modern plumbing has taken deliberate efforts in defining solutions that will ensure plumbing systems clock their service life with little-to-no maintenance. Ideally, that has taken involving industry leaders to design plumbing components for every application you possibly can use them. Manufacturers have also invested mostly in research to find the best materials and create kits for easy and quick installation. That, however, must take into consideration the efficiency of use of these plumbing components once you install them. One major issue here is whether the installation is permanent.
What to check for
You also will want to confirm that the drains and strainers that you will use match the design of the plumbing facility in which you are installing them. Are they the perfect fit or will they allow leakages? How efficient are they in directing wastewater appropriately? Can they filter away debris and materials that would potentially clog your plumbing system? Are the drain and strainer sturdy enough to boost the service life of your commercial kitchen sink, bathtub, or floor? Can you replace a component of the drain or drain filter, or must you purchase the entire drain system? All these are critical checks whenever you are evaluating the performance of your plumbing system’s drains and strainers. You also, however, should prioritize checking the safety of the plumbing components that you use and drains and drain filters are no exception here.
You hardly can avoid seeing drains as that hole in floors through which unwanted liquids should pass. And, that is what should make your first safety checks. Confirm that the design of the drain will not predispose the building, pavement, or road users to accidents from tripping on it. Well, you can choose to make the floor strainers hardly visible, but that should not compromise their safe use. Strainer openings should be large enough to allow only liquids and not solids to pass through them. But, they should not be so broad that heels will get stuck in the spaces.
In the end, when choosing your drains and drain filters, consider how functional they will be in only allowing the required liquids into your drainage system. Otherwise, you will need investing in drain unclogging from time to time. That is not only an unnecessary expense; you might also end up compromising the structural integrity of your plumbing system. Be deliberate in your choice of drains, filter and plumbing components, supplier, and installer.