What Are Bottle Traps?


When designing a bathroom you need to set some of your budget aside for a bottle trap. Now you may be wondering what bottle traps are and why you would need one, but they are an essential piece of bathroom kit that can save you a fortune in plumbing problems.

Bottle traps are devices which are installed below your bathroom basin, they are what collects all the hair and debris that gets washed down the drain. These bottle traps also reduce the risk of smells permeating through your bathroom and can save you a lot of money.

Think of it this way, each morning the entire family takes turns in the bathroom, they’re brushing their teeth, their hair and the men are shaving. Eventually some of the debris will wash down your drain and get trapped in the pipes below. Without a bottle trap you will find that a really unpleasant smell will start working it’s way into the bathroom and the water will not drain very well, maybe not at all.

minimalist bottle trap

Minimalist Bottle Trap

Time to call a plumber. You spend money paying a plumber to come in and worst case they need to dismantle all your drainage pipes to find the blockage. Definitely not the situation you want to find yourself in, it’s expensive and very messy.

A basin that has a bottle trap below is so easy to clean when it gets clogged, even you can do it. Pop a bucket underneath to catch any water, remove the trap, remove the debris and your basin is working as good as new.

Matching Your Bottle Traps to Your Design

Now that you know what I’m talking about chances are you’ve seen bottle traps before and usually they’re not very pretty. But you can buy really modern and stylishly designed bottle traps that will blend in with any bathroom design.

There is the minimalist bottle traps made from chrome with a rounded edge that gleam in the light and really blend in well with the modern bathroom design. You also get the square bottle traps, these are also made from chrome with a high shine finish. The square bottle traps work wonders in an ultra-modern bathroom with squared bathroom products.

You don’t have to have a modern bathroom to use these stylish bottle traps, there is nothing forcing you to use the ugly and very old traps that most of us recognise in the older homes. The main thing when choosing bottle traps is that it does the job it is designed to do and saves you money in the long run.

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