20 Home Features You Never Knew Had a Secret Purpose

Sink traps

That curved piece of pipe under your sink isn’t just there to keep items from getting lost forever.

“It may catch pieces of dirt, sediment, and occasional wedding rings from going down your drain, but that is not its primary purpose,” says Robert Taylor, who’s known as the The Real Estate Solutions Guy.

“Its primary purpose is to store a small amount of water to seal and prevent the flow of noxious sewer gases from coming back into your home.”

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