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The Top 5 Plumbing Myths

The Top 5 Plumbing Myths

When it comes to Temecula plumbing problems, it's often due to a lack of knowledge. Because of this, people often choose to ignore problems due to inaccurate beliefs they may have about how to maintain drains and other plumbing items.

As they continue to hold on to these beliefs, the myths get perpetuated over the years until more and more people come to believe them. Needless to say, those who base their plumbing maintenance plans on these myths often experience numerous problems big and small. To see if one of your myths are held by others as well, here are some of today's most widespread plumbing myths.

Why Bother With Maintenance?

When you think about it, if pipes, drains, and other plumbing parts and accessories never needed maintenance, why would Temecula plumbers exist? As a matter of fact, the plumbing system in a home can benefit greatly from regular maintenance. By inspecting pipes, toilets, and foundations for damage or other unusual aspects, many problems may be averted.

Along with this, fixtures on sinks are also prone to being damaged by having hand soap applied to them. While this may sound harmless, it actually damages the finish if used often enough. Instead, only use metal cleaners made to not harm the finish, which will keep everything looking like new.

Preventing Clogs with Water

Contrary to popular belief, running hot water down a drain will not keep clogs from forming. For those who believe this myth, they usually pour grease or cooking oil down their drains, thinking some hot water will keep clogs from forming. Yet while all may look fine initially, eventually the clogs begin and can be difficult for a plumber to remove.

In addition to this, garbage disposals that have water run in them regularly do not perform better. If a disposal is used for disposing of various kinds of trash in addition to fibrous foods such as celery stalks or corn cobs, its blades will break and in most cases a new disposal will be needed.

Cleaning the Garbage

To properly clean a disposal, it's best to use soap and warm water. Otherwise, food particles and bacteria will not be removed.

Some people believe using lemon rinds will do the same thing, but all this accomplishes is making the disposal smell fresh. By scrubbing the disposal for about 10 minutes with a brush, anything in there should have been removed.

Are you having trouble with your Temecula, CA plumbing system? Call 24-7 Plumbing and Drain at (951) 338-9844 for all your repair needs!

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