Plumbing issues are likely to occur at some point or another. You might have clogged drains, busted pipes, or a leak in your walls. On top of the cost and effort of these issues, they might exasperate you with their common sense-defying nature. To avoid making matters worse, here are three plumbing myths you should know about.
Myth 1: Flushable Wipes Are Safe to Flush
This one is pretty obvious when you think about it, but it’s still worth mentioning because many people still use flushable wipes. Flushable wipes are also not biodegradable, meaning they don’t break down once flushed down the toilet. If these products aren’t properly disposed of, they can end up in the ocean, where wildlife can ingest them and become sick or even die.
It’s not just the flushing that causes problems; these wipes also have chemicals that make them stick together even more than toilet paper.
Myth 2: A Slow Leak Won’t Cause Any Damage
A small leak can lead to more significant problems down the road. It can cause drips in other areas of your house and even damage your home’s foundation. It can cause corrosion in your pipes, leading to premature failure of your plumbing system and potential flooding in your home.
Identifying and repairing leaks as soon as they occur is critical for preventing more significant problems down the road. Whether you notice a small drop in water pressure or hear your toilet running all day, do not ignore these signs. The longer you wait to repair them, the more damage they can cause to your home and wallet.
Myth 3: Running Water Helps Flush Out Clogs
While running water may help flush clogs, it won’t always do the trick. Sometimes there are just too many clogs in your pipes for running water to help with, but there are other ways to flush out your pipes besides using running water or plunging them yourself.
Running water can also cause more damage if it’s not done correctly or with too much pressure because it could break your pipes or even cause flooding in your home! In fact, running water through a clog can make it worse by pushing more material into the drainpipe or causing more damage to pipes and valves.
If you’re having issues with clogged drains or toilets, make sure you call a professional plumber who knows what they’re doing before trying any DIY tricks.
When you have a plumbing problem, it’s often easy to get caught up in feelings of fear, worry, and uncertainty. The next time your toilet flushes properly or your sink isn’t draining, you’ll know the right solution to the problem. Contact us today for your plumbing needs!