It is normal for you to inform yourself on the most effective and most common home maintenance practices, especially if you have just bought your own home. By now, you probably know the plumbing systems’ basics and you probably have dabbled with the fun with an adjustable wrench. Taking care of your investment is something that is worth your time. However, do not to be fooled by any plumbing myths as they might be useless, but moreover, you could end up spending a lot of money repairing what you broke.
Here are Some Plumbing and Drain Cleaning Myths that you Need to Avoid:
Don’t worry about the leaky Tap!
You are probably wondering how a tiny drip could present itself to be a huge problem but we assure you – it could be very big. The EPA has estimated that a leak in a single household could lead up to 10,000 litres of wasted water per year, that is the equivalent of doing laundry 270 times. Get the leak fixed as soon as possible.
Toilets are the best garbage cans!
If you want to avoid the expensive plumbing job or nasty clean up that will result from the toilet water all over your floor, don’t flush anything down the drain except human waste and toilet paper. Flushing down other items may lead to a serious situation that can be very costly.
Don’t think about your pipes unless they get clogged!
Remember that even if your water is draining fine now, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t any clogs that are building up in the pipes. Hair and shampoo in the shower or food in the kitchen sink are things that get accumulated overtime so the water could start backing up without a warning. Keeping the hygiene of your drains is very important as you will be able to catch all solids before they form a clog. You also need to have an annual inspection of your plumbing system, in order to be sure that there isn’t a major problem that is about to present itself. Your experts in drain maintenance and cleaning would be able to provide you with information about the most useful maintenance products that won’t damage your pipes but will keep your drain clean.
If you want a clean and efficient garbage disposal, use water and lemons!
It is true that a slice or two of lemon are a great fighter against bad odors but they do not help with drain cleaning. The same stands for water – it won’t prevent a clog, or clean a drain. If you throw something in your disposal and it isn’t fit to handle it, or if you throw too many things at once and overload it, just running some water won’t prevent clogs and clean drains. There are many natural remedies you can use, and many of them work just as effective as drain cleaners bought at the supermarket. Furthermore, they are a more safer option to use around children.
If there is an emergency, your expert plumbers can help!
Believing in plumbing myths can be detrimental. We know how tempting it is to hire the first plumber who picks up your call when you have a big problem and you need assistance right away. It is important to know that if you let an inexperienced novice to handle your pipes, you might end up spending a fortune when the problem doesn’t get fixed or gets even worse. So when it comes to the plumbing system of your house, always call an experienced and trusted plumber in order to get the job done properly.
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