Common Plumbing Myths to Look For

The Top Plumbing Myths

Plumbing systems in your Mobile home are looked at with trepidation by many people, usually because they know so little about them. Because of this, it’s common for people to believe stories they have been told through the years as to how much or little to do with plumbing.

However, when these myths are allowed to be passed from person to person, what begins as a minor problem with a drain or toilet may wind up being a major repair. While there are many myths out there about plumbing, here are some of the most common.

Water Prevents Clogs

While this sounds somewhat logical, plumbers agree that running water down a drain regularly does not prevent clogs.

A common thought with people who have garbage disposals, running water does not mean that anything can be put into a disposal.

If such items as metal cans, paper, cigarettes, and more are put down the drain, the result is usually damaged blades, gears, and motors.

In addition to this, if the water begins to get slower going down the drain, no amount of water down the drain will help.

No Maintenance Required

Another common plumbing myth is that all plumbing in a Mobile home requires little if any maintenance. If that were true, plumbers would have little if anything to do each day. Pipes, drains, toilets, fixtures, and other aspects of the plumbing system all need to be checked regularly in order to keep them working properly.

To go along with this, many plumbing fixtures are cleaned with hand soap. When this is used, the fixture’s finish is often left looking very dull. To keep everything looking great, plumbers recommend using a cleaner made specifically for brass or other types of metals used for fixtures. By doing so, everything will look great.

It’s the Lemons

While lemons may make plenty of things smell fresh and clean, they don’t have much to offer when it comes to cleaning. However, lemon rinds are still used regularly in garbage disposals as a way to keep them clean. But while this doesn’t work well for cleaning, a solution of soap and warm water does.

By pouring some down the disposal, letting it soak everything for 10-15 minutes, and then scrubbing with a brush, the disposal can not only smell great, but also be as clean as ever. To keep the disposal clean, it’s good to do this once every 1-2 weeks.

Don’t make uneducated assumptions about your Mobile, AL home plumbing system. Call Drain Busters & Rooter at (251) 665-9898 for the quality you deserve.

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