There are certain plumbing myths, and they are certainly myths that you should pay no heed to. Yet, they continue to soar in popularity and many people consider them to be plumbing hacks. It is important that you are aware of these myths, so that you don’t end up wasting your precious time and money
A brick in the back of your toilet bowl will save money
Here’s the thing, bricks are best suited belong on houses or sidewalks or pretty fireplaces, but the toilet isn’t one of those places! This is also a good way to break your flapper, causing you to have to flush twice, thus wasting water.
Bleach-containing toilet tablets will keep my toilet fresh
The heavy concentration of the bleach is capable of destroying the inner workings of your toilet in about six months. It’s okay to use bleach in a toilet bowl cleaner, but don’t allow it sit in the toilet bowl for more than about eight minutes.
Water heaters might explode if you hear a loud gurgling, rumbling noise
When your water heater starts to make weird sounds, what’s probably happening is the sediment from hard water is being moved around inside your water heater. This sediment gets near the burner on the bottom and starts to cause loud noises. If you are facing such a scenario, then drain and flush your water heater on a regular basis. If the problem continues to persist, get in touch with a plumber.
Flushable wipes can be flushed down the toilet
This is something, that should never be done. If you are in the habit of flushing wipes down your toilet, then this habit of yours can cause major clogging issues. Although, there is some truth in the fact that they are more biodegradable than say a wet sock. But this does not make flushing them a good idea.
A slow leaking faucet is not a problem
This is a lie. Anytime there is a dripping that just refuses to stop, you have a got a problem at your hand. Dripping will hike up your water bill, will lead to water wastage and will cause wear and tear on your faucet and plumbing fixtures. If you are finding it difficult to fix a leak, then get in touch with some professional plumber, and they will tend to it no time.
It’s alright to put hot grease down the sink because it’s liquid
No, it’s not okay. Always wipe out the grease with a paper towel and make sure that you put it in the garbage can. Hot grease will coat your pipes, and after it dries it causes a real mess, like a burst pipe or even worse.
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