Common Plumbing Myths Debunked

Plumbing is one of the most vital aspects of our homes, yet it’s often misunderstood due to common myths and misconceptions. It’s time to debunk these myths and get a better understanding of our plumbing systems.

Myth 1: All Plumbers Are the Same

This myth couldn’t be further from the truth. Plumbing is a skilled trade that requires a substantial amount of training and experience. Not all plumbers have the same skill level, experience, or even the proper certification. Always ensure your plumber is licensed, insured, and has a good reputation while making a choice.

Myth 2: Plumbing Fixtures Require No Maintenance

Many homeowners assume that their plumbing fixtures require no maintenance, but this is a dangerous myth. Regular maintenance can help prevent severe damage and costly repairs down the road. For example, water heaters should be drained and inspected yearly to prevent sediment buildup and extend their lifespan.

Myth 3: Lemons Clean Your Garbage Disposal

The first myth that needs debunking is that lemons are effective in cleaning garbage disposals. Although lemons can mask bad odors temporarily, they don’t clean the disposal. Over time, citric acid can even corrode the metal parts of your disposal.

Myth 4: Running Water While Using the Disposal Helps Waste Travel Smoothly

Yes, running water can help waste to travel down, but it’s not effective for all types of waste. Hard or fibrous waste such as bones or corn husks will not be sufficiently broken down, regardless of whether the water is running, potentially leading to clogs or damaging the blades of your garbage disposal.

Myth 5: All Plumbers Work 24/7

While some plumbers do offer 24/7 service, it’s not a standard in the industry. Plumbing emergencies can happen at any time, and immediate action is often needed to prevent further damage. However, not all plumbing companies provide this service. But luckily we do.

Understanding the truths behind these common plumbing myths can save you time, money, and potential damage to your home. But when in doubt, it’s always best to consult a professional.

At IE Plumbing Services, we pride ourselves on providing accurate, professional advice and services. Our team of skilled plumbers is always ready to debunk myths and actually solve your plumbing problems. We’re committed not just to quality work, but to educating homeowners on the realities of their plumbing systems. If you’re ready to bust some plumbing myths and ensure your system is in tip-top shape, get in touch with us. We’re here to help 24/7 because we know plumbing issues don’t follow a 9-to-5 schedule.