Plumbing Myths that Can Cost You Money
Virtually every homeowner has so-called conventional wisdom about maintenance issues that has been passed down from one generation to the next. While some are valid, others, particularly those involving plumbing, can hurt your system instead of helping it. Here are plumbing myths that you want to avoid.
Lemons Clean Your Garbage Disposal
Although running a lemon through the garbage disposal may make it smell better, it won’t clean it. To clean your disposal, use a solution that has a mild soap and warm water. Disconnect the disposal from its power source and then spray the cleaning solution inside. Let it work for a few moments, and then use a cleaning brush to scrub the disposal.
Running Water While Using the Garbage Disposal Helps Waste Travel
If you’re like many homeowners, you may believe that you can put virtually anything down the disposal. However, some foods do not belong there, no matter how much water you use. Hard or thick items such as banana peels and eggshells can damage your disposal, requiring an expensive repair. Mix thick foods with water beforehand before putting them down the disposal.
As Long as the Drain Is Running, It is Not Getting Clogged
Slow moving disposals or drains signal an impending problem, even though the drain may still continue to work. Stop using the drain until you can remove the clog.
Hand Soap Can Clean Plumbing Fixtures
Depending on the type of plumbing fixture you have, hand soap can actually damage them. Brass fixtures, for example, should be cleaned with gentle solutions such s cut lemons and baking soda. Toilet bowls, however, need cleaning with an effective disinfectant that kills germs and prevents infections
Plumbing Requires Little to No Maintenance
This is one of the most dangerous home plumbing myths. Pipes can become obstructed by clogs, tree roots or shifting home foundations. Make sure you also inspect your sewer cleanouts for obstructions. Such issues can lead to expensive plumbing repair that involves replacement. Fixtures inside your home such as sinks, faucets and tubs also need regular maintenance to avoid serious drain issues.
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