a friend of mine recently opened a hair salon and her sink had problems she asked me to take a look. after the p-trap the water drains into the side of a black box approximatly 12''x12''x18'' . 2 x 1 1/2'' abs pipes protrude from the top one being the vent one being the drain they run parralel into the wall then turn upwards each respectively with their own 90's . the reservoir itself was leaking from the top, someone had tried to silicone it shut but did a horrible job, and apparently it was steaming. theres 2 electrical wires leading into the reservoir to control the pumps, just standard 3 prong plugs. i realise that the owner of the building probably installed this setup to give the previous renters a working sink while not having to break the floor and run a proper drain. the previous business was actually just a nail shop and probably only used the sink to wash hands now and then. now that its being used to wash hair im sure its a much greater demand upon the pump(s) . i was looking online at what looked to be a similar setup and it mentioned not to be used with chemicals. Would the "hair chemicals" be a problem? if i change her setup to a larger reservoir with a stronger pump would the constant cycleing be a problem? could this setup work for a year in this application? or is it destined to be an occasionally used sink and in no way able to be a "hairdresser sink" and endure these stresses? any advice on a similar setup involving these (sumps) would be greatly appreciated thanks.
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