When choosing drain stoppers for your sink or tub, you need to consider a few different factors, including size. You must select a stopper that fits your drain, and it should be placed under the tub tray to make cleanup easier.
Read this article to discover some different types of drain stoppers as well as their pros and cons from a trusted pipe leak repair expert.
A lift-and-turn drain stopper has a small knob on the cap of the drain stopper, which allows you to twist the stopper open and closed. You can close this type of stopper by turning the knob on the top of the stopper until it goes down. To open it, you’ll just need to lift and turn the knob in the opposite direction. It requires very minimal maintenance due to its practical design.
This type of stopper has a similar mechanism to lift-and-turn. Toe-touch stoppers utilize a spring-loaded design where the stopper body is attached to the crossbar on the drain and secured by a screw underneath the cap of the stopper. You only need to push the stopper down with your toe to open and close it.
While it’s easy to maintain, the spring mechanism can sometimes experience issues, which may require you to have to get a new stopper. Make sure you hire a reliable plumbing repair company to help you with this problem. Keep in mind that damaged kitchen or bathroom plumbing can disrupt your daily activities.
A push-and-pull stopper looks almost the same as a lift-and-turn stopper when it comes to design. However, instead of twisting, you’ll need to pull it up to open and push down to close. A push-and-pull stopper has a very simple and trouble-free mechanical design.
Grid drains don’t have a plug, as they cannot be closed. Instead, they have a grated surface, which is a sheet of metal with holes punched into it. They’re meant to prevent the overflow of water, as well as stop small objects from sinking down the drain and clogging the drain lines.
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