At Day & Nite Plumbing and Heating, we know that not everyone can be a plumbing expert. Some people just hear things about plumbing and assume they are accurate. Unfortunately, some of these common plumbing myths could be costing you money, wasting your time, or even damaging your plumbing. We'll help you sort fact from fiction and take better care of your fixtures, pipes, and everything else.
Leaky Faucets Don't Cost Too Much
Sometimes you have a faucet in your house that just keeps leaking. It doesn't seem like a big deal, so why bother a plumber over it? It is a big deal, though. The myth that a leaky faucet won't cost you much money needs to be debunked, because it can actually significantly raise your water bill over time. Just call in a licensed plumber to fix the leak. We're positive that it will cost you less in the long run.
Plungers Can Fix Anything
A plunger is a must-have tool. It can be used to fix a variety of clogs and get your plumbing back in working order. Unfortunately, a plunger can't fix everything. Some people don't realize that certain types of clogs, including ones that involve oils or liquids, will stand up to your best plunging skills. Instead, call in a pro and get your pipes back into top shape.
Draining Water Means Everything Is Fine
Some homeowners think that as long as water goes down the drain, everything is cool. Unfortunately, that's not always the case. There could be problems deeper down that you just can't see yet. That's why routine visits from a licensed plumber who's trained to spot these kinds of issues can help.
A Bleach Tablet Can Keep Your Toilet Clean
Attaching a bleach tablet to your toilet bowl for months is not a good idea. Bleach is constantly being released, damaging the toilet bowl and possibly the underlying plumbing. There are better ways to clean your toilet.
You Should Put a Brick in Your Toilet Tank
We're not sure where this one came from, but putting a brick in your toilet tank won't accomplish much. Some people thinks it saves water, but we've never seen evidence of that. Oh, it might accomplish one thing actually. That brick could end up damaging parts of your toilet that actually help it flush, like the flapper. Let's leave the bricks to the construction industry instead.
Grease Can Go Down The Sink
Some people think that cooking grease can go down the sink. It's a liquid after all, so what's the harm? This is one plumbing myth that can really cost you. You should always throw grease out in the garbage. Pouring hot grease down your sink can coat your pipes. As the grease dries, it can create a huge backup and other issues. Disposing of grease in your drain can even lead to a burst pipe! Don't take the risk. Just get rid of grease properly.
The Licensed Plumbers You Need
With these myths busted, you know more about what to look out for when it comes to your plumbing. When trouble comes, contact us at 425-775-6464. The experts at Day & Nite Plumbing and Heating are ready to assist you.