Plumbing Myths You Should Know About

Plumbing is something most homeowners don’t pay too much attention to and therefore don’t have much knowledge of. This makes it easy to believe any information put out there. In this post, we share with you the top plumbing myths that you most definitely should know about.

Myth #1: Use lemon peels in the garbage disposal to improve smell

While it is true that the lemon peel will make it smell nice, the peel itself poses the risk of blockage and the acid within the peel might corrode and damage your disposal and the piping. For a safer option, try using ice blocks, white vinegar and lots of water to flush out smells.

Myth #2: You can flush “flushable wipes” down the toilet

The truth is, flushable wipes are causing many clogging issues. They don’t dissolve the same way that toilet paper does. Save yourself any unnecessary problems and costs by keeping a habit of only flushing toilet paper and human waste.

Myth #3: You don’t need to worry about getting your leaky faucet fixed

You might have heard that you don’t need to worry too much about that faucet in your home that is occasionally dripping or that you should simply tighten the tap to fix the issue. If you ignore your leaky faucets, you are setting yourself up to lose money in the long run. Dripping faucets account for a lot of wasted water and the dripping can wear out the faucet leading to more money you need to spend to repair it in the future.

Myth #4: You can put grease down your drain if you mix it with boiling water

Grease does not belong down your drains and accounts for majority of kitchen drain blockage issues. As grease cools down, it hardens and solidifies. If you pour it down your drain hot, it will cling to the drain walls, harden and build up over time.

Myth #5: All plumbers are the same

We can’t stress enough how important it is to choose a trusted, reliable source for your specific plumbing needs. They are not all the same. Some will specialise in certain services or have less qualifications or training. Here at Drains Plus, we specialise in drain cleaning services carried out by highly experienced plumbers. We use the latest cleaning technology and equipment and leave no mess behind after the job is done. If you’d like more information on our services or need help with your drains, call us!