Curb Traps

Curb traps, otherwise known as curb stops, are used to stop water from entering the home.

Curb traps, or curb stops, are used if you have flooding in your basement. They are also often used while a repair is being made to water and pipe lines.

This device is normally found underground and requires digging to ensure that it is closed off. Using the curb box, which is a box that has the valve for closing and opening the curb stop, does this procedure.

The curb stop valve is never set for continual use or it may break.

  • Plumbers are the only ones qualified to do this type of work. Additionally, the water company may be notified to shut down the curb stop, as they are typically the company called in for this procedure.
  • However, it mostly depends on your location and city and state rules. Curb traps are delicate and that is why most water companies prefer to do this part of the job themselves.
  • Your home has many different traps as well as the curb trap. You have a trap for blocking sewer gases from entering the house. If you didnít have these traps, you would experience problems to your health, and in severe cases, possible explosions.
  • Additionally, there are traps in the toilet and in the sewer lines to prevent small animals from entering your home as well as a number of other areas. Plumbing makes use of many types of traps, including curb traps.
When it comes to working with traps, it is best to hire a professional plumber who is trained and qualified for the job.
 


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