Let’s Debunk Some Common Plumbing Myths

September 15, 2021

Plumbing plays a crucial role in your home. However, many of us don’t know how to keep our plumbing systems healthy. We see similar plumbing issues amongst our homeowners as we make our plumbing repairs, which means that many people are making similar mistakes with their pipes. Below, we’ll share the most common plumbing myths so you can avoid these problems yourself!

Flushable Wipes

Myth #1: Flushable Wipes Can Go Right Into the Toilet

We understand why people put these wipes in the toilet. After all, the packaging calls them flushable, right? Plumbing problems occur when using flushable wipes because the plumbing system underneath your toilet can become clogged with these items, leading to damages. To keep your plumbing system working properly, only flush human waste and toilet paper. Everything else should go straight into the garbage can.

DIY Solutions

Myth #2: DIY Solutions Can Help Your Garbage Disposal

While garbage disposals are a convenient kitchen tool, they are also prone to damage. Because of this, there are plenty of DIY garbage disposal solutions on the internet. For instance, some people try to improve their disposal’s smell using citrus peels or clear up blockages using baking soda and vinegar. While this might seem like a harmless idea, it can actually do more harm than good! A garbage disposal issue should always be handled by a professional. Plus, even if the issue seems harmless, it’s still a dangerous piece of kitchen equipment. A licensed plumber can quickly and easily fix your disposal, saving you time and money down the line.

Myth #3: You Only Need a Plumber When There’s a Problem

For many of us, plumbing systems are a part of the house that we take for granted. This means that we might not think about them much until we notice a problem. While plumbers can certainly help you in these situations, they can also perform regular inspections and maintenance to stop problems before they start.

Whether you need regular maintenance or an emergency repair, Show Plumbing is here to help! Call us at 281-860-2000 to learn more.