The Top 5 Plumbing Myths
As people have said over the years, when life gives you lemons, it’s time to make lemonade. While this is a popular saying that tends to make sense in many ways, other sayings and ideas seem a bit far-fetched. This is especially true when it comes to ideas associated with plumbing, which often turn out to be ones that do little to make things better.
In fact, many of the myths actually do more harm than good and may result in extensive and expensive repairs needing to be made by a Reading plumber. If you’re still using various plumbing myths around your home, here are some reasons why it’s time to rethink your approach to plumbing.
Proper Drain Care
While many people see drains as pathways that can have anything go down them with no trouble, that’s not the case. If the wrong things are poured down drains, plumbers guarantee clogs and other problems will be the result. For example, a common myth is that if water is run down a drain on a regular basis, clogs or other problems will never happen.
However, Reading plumbers agree that no amount of water will help drains if grease and oil are poured down them at the same time. And on a related note, water ran down a disposal will not allow the disposal’s blades to chop up items any better, especially if those items include corn cobs, cigarettes, and eggshells.
Regular Maintenance is Necessary
Another myth is that plumbing in a home needs no maintenance to work correctly. How that got started is a true mystery, but it’s a common one that many people abide by. Drains and pipes need regular maintenance to protect them from rust and leaks, while fixtures need to be cleaned to keep them looking great. But if hand soap is used during the cleaning, the finish on the fixtures will be damaged
Water, Drains, and Grease
While plumbers agree that grease and cooking oil are natural enemies of drains and pipes, people still pour both down their drains while running hot water with them. However, rather than stopping a clog, this will actually make them form much faster.
Along with this, garbage disposals won’t perform better if water is running while items are put into it over and over. If the items are fibrous foods or such trash as cigarettes, severe damage to the disposal’s blades is inevitable.
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