Popular Plumbing Myths Debunked

Popular Plumbing Myths Debunked

Everyone has heard how to fix a plumbing problem one time or another. While some of these methods may work, others may not.

In fact, be very wary of any advice that did not come directly from a professional plumbing company.

Some of these popular myths could end up doing damage to your appliance or plumbing system and cost you more in the end.

Placing a Lemon in the Garbage Disposal

Lemons smell good, that much is true. Many household cleaners are made with a lemon scent. Therefore, it would seem as though a lemon in the garbage disposal would not only help with odors, but clean it as well.

However, that is a myth. The lemon may help with the odor but it will do nothing to actually clean it.

To clean your garbage disposal, it is recommended to make a mixture of warm water and mild dish soap together. Be sure to disconnect the disposal from the power source, then spray the mixture into the disposal. Wait a few minutes, scrub the disposal then reconnect the power when complete.

There is no Need to Maintain the Plumbing System:

This can be a costly myth for homeowners. Almost all major appliances can benefit from being maintained, especially the plumbing system. The plumbing system in the home is susceptible to clogs or tree roots that can grow into the pipes.

The fixtures inside the home could also become clogged at some point. By having a routine inspection done, it can ensure that your plumbing system is running like it should be.

A routine inspection will ensure that the plumbing system is less likely to have a major problem down the road.

All Plumbing Companies are the Same:

Not all plumbing companies should be considered as equals. It can really depend on the plumbers working for the company, what their experience is, and how vast their knowledge is on plumbing equipment and tools.

Be sure to find a plumber with experience who is knowledgeable about the fixtures and type of plumbing system in your home. An inexperienced plumber can end up costing you more money in the end.

Don’t let the myths get to you in your Columbia home. Call Plumbing Solutions LLC at (803) 513-5749 today, and overcome these plumbing myths!