by Duane Blanton on May 29, 2015

5 Plumbing Myths Debunked

Round Lake PlumberThe plumbing system in a home is one of the most expensive things to repair and replace. It is important that home owners understand their plumbing system and stop doing things to hurt it. Here are five plumbing myths that end up hurting your plumbing system.

Running Water Will Help Anything Go Down

Just because a person runs water while running a garbage disposal does not mean the disposal can handle what you are putting in there. One good example of this is a banana peel.

Although running water will technically help the process, that is something that should never be put in a garbage disposal in the first place and will cause long term damage. Think about what is put in before just turning on the water and disposal.

Grease is not a Big Deal

Many people believe that grease can go down the drain and will not cause long term damage. Nothing could be further from the truth in plumbing. The issue is that grease will eventually clog up and harden in the pipes causing a lot of long term damage. Many times, it will take several months before the results are seen and by then it is too late.

Is Something Can Flush, It is OK to Flush

Perhaps the most expensive myth is that just because something can be flushed, it should be flushed. There are many items that can flushed in a toilet that can hurt a plumbing system. Just because something will go down, such as a baby wipe, this does not mean that it should be disposed of in that way. In the long run, damage on the plumbing system will occur.

Pipes Can Handle Extra Guests

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If a home owner is having people stay at their house, often times they believe their pipes can handle the extra work. However, many people find out the hard way that their pipes simply can not. Always be sure to think about the extra work added guests will have on a plumbing system.

Maintenance is not Important

Finally, many people believe that their plumbing system does not require any maintenance. Just like any system in a home, your plumbing system should be maintained over time to prevent future repairs and keep the system running smoothly.

Maintaining a plumbing system over time is much cheaper than having to conduct costly repairs.

Don’t be fooled by plumbing myths! Call Duane Blanton Plumbing at (847) 855-0000 for great advice and service in the Round Lake area. 

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