Plumbing myths can have a detrimental impact on your plumbing system and home. In fact, maintaining your home’s plumbing is a blind spot for most homeowners that is until an emergency arises. Which is why we have put together a comprehensive list of the most common plumbing myths, to help you avoid unnecessary plumbing costs.
Flushable wipes don’t cause clogs
Toilets are strictly for toilet paper and your business. These wipes are marketed to you as flushable but unfortunately they can lead to a blocked toilet or even a blocked sewage system. Not to mention the negative impact on the environment.
A leaky tap is nothing to worry about
This plumbing myth can be quite damaging to both your water bill and the environment. A leaky tap can also be a sign of a bigger problem at hand. So make sure you contact the Endpoint Plumbing team at the very first sign of a leaking tap.
If it goes down your drain then there’s nothing wrong
Wrong! Grease, food scraps and other wastes can cause massive blockages in your plumbing. Specifically, when grease is poured down the sink it can harden in the pipes, no amount of hot water can prevent this. So, make sure you put a drain protector in and always scrape your plates and put waste in the bin!
All plumbers are the same
Wrong again! It’s always important to know and trust your plumber. Also, make sure that they are fully licensed and insured as if anything goes wrong, not only would you be putting your family’s safety at risk but it could negatively impact your home insurance.
All drain cleaners are safe
This plumbing myth could be the most damaging to your plumbing as these drain cleaners are highly toxic and corrosive and can actually do more harm than good.
Find out how to safely clean your drains here
Dishwashers waste water
Contrary to popular belief dishwashers actually save more water than hand washing. So, if you’re ready to make your home eco-friendly AND save the environment call us today.
All in all, it’s always best to get your information from accurate sources rather than believing these plumbing myths. If you have any questions or worries you can call the team at Endpoint Plumbing anytime day or night.
Over to you, are there any plumbing myths you’ve heard of? Write them in the comments below we’d love to hear from you.