Growing up, family and friends would tell us little myths, which we eventually mistaken as the truth. Sometimes, these myths are so widespread that people actually believe them. In fact, some can even be found on the internet. A word of caution, though, not everything you read on the Internet is true.
Don’t make uneducated assumptions about your Erie plumbing system. Knowing what’s true and what isn’t when it comes to plumbing will help you keep your plumbing working and save you from costly repairs.
Here are some common plumbing myths that may cost you money.
A leaky faucet is no big deal
It’s just a small drip, so you ignore it and forget about it. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a slow leak at a rate of one drip per second would waste more than 3,000 gallons of Erie water a year. Not only that, these Erie leaks can also hike up your Erie Colorado water bill.
You should keep water running when using the garbage disposal
A lot of people think that they can put anything down the garbage disposal just as long as they keep the water running while doing so. This is certainly not the case. Not everything is made to go down the disposal unit, even when the water is running.
Stringy foods such as potato skins and celery may stick to the blades and cause blockage. Oil and grease will create a thick coating down your drain and create a messy clog that can be extremely difficult to remove.
Use chemical drain cleaners to avoid clogs
Chemical drain cleaners are not just harmful to your Erie pipes; they are also harmful to the Colorado environment. They usually contain toxic chemicals that may corrode your pipes, which may cause extensive damage to your plumbing system.
My drain has no clogging issue as long as things are going down
Although your Erie disposal is still functioning and water still goes down the drain, slow moving water and waste fragments is a clear sign that you may have a serious clog on your hands. We recommend that you address the problem in the soonest possible time in order to save you from stress and serious repair costs.
Putting lemons on your garbage disposal keeps it clean and fresh
Although lemons may help produce a pleasing odor in your kitchen, it doesn’t actually clean anything. In fact, the citric acid in lemons can damage your disposal.