Fixing plumbing issues can get costly, so taking proper care of fixtures is important. There a quite a few myths floating around about plumbing fixtures that could actually end up costing homeowners money. Read on to see these myths debunked.
- Lemons in the garbage disposal
While many use lemons to clean and freshen their drain, the acid in the lemons can actually corrode the metal inside the garbage disposal.
- Running water will help anything go down the drain
There are things that shouldn’t go down the drain no matter what how much water runs at the same time.
- Hand soap cleans plumbing fixtures
Hand soap can actually be damaging to fixtures made of brass. The best thing for cleaning plumbing fixtures is a gentle solution, or a disinfectant for the toilet.
- The drain is fine if food keeps going down
Clogs tend to build slowly. They generally don’t happen all at once. If the disposal is moving slowly, a clog is probably developing and it’s best to call a plumber.
- Plumbing fixtures don’t need maintenance
By neglecting their pipes, drains and other fixtures, homeowners could find themselves in serious trouble down the line. To avoid clogs and broken pipes, fixtures should be regularly checked for problems.
Plumbing fixtures aren’t as tough as people think, they can be damaged if used improperly. For any plumbing issues call All Star Plumbing. They offer emergency plumbing services 24/7.