Most people know very little about their home’s plumbing. For that reason, they put their faith in these widely accepted beliefs about plumbing. There are many misconceptions and myths that homeowners fall victim to every day. Keep reading and discover a few common plumbing myths!
You Can Throw Citrus Peels Down Your Sink Drain
Many homeowners are under the false belief that peels from citrus fruits like oranges and lemons can be tossed down the garbage disposal to deodorize it. Although it may make your sink smell significantly better, do not do this! This can cause corrosion because of the acid contents in the fruit. Do yourself a favor and just throw away your citrus peels in the trash instead of shoving them down your garbage disposal.
Flushable Wipes Can Be Flushed
Most people do not know that flushable wipes do not decompose the same way that toilet paper does. In reality, flushable wipes can clog your drains.
A Dripping Faucet Won’t Cost You A lot Of Money
You may be surprised how much money you are losing from a dripping faucet. Every drip adds up and adds to your water bill. Also, a leaky faucet can also affect your home’s water pressure. If you notice a drip, it is in your best interest to have it fixed properly, or it will cost you in the long run.
Hot Grease Is Okay To Pour Down The Drain
Many people assume that because hot grease is a liquid, it is okay to pour down the drain. Do not make this mistake! Hot grease can easily cause build ups in your pipes which will ultimately lead to clogs. You are much better off wiping out the grease from your pan when it has cooled off.
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