Social media platforms and idea-sharing sites can sometimes put out some great recommendations. But, sometimes those same sites also talk about misconceptions that aren’t always completely true and at times, damaging. Below, we’ll give you the reality behind 4 widely believed plumbing myths that might be costing you money.
Putting Lemon Down the Drain Can Clean Your Drains
Yes, squeezing lemons down your drain might make the sink smell nice for a few days, but it will not clean your drain or protect it from clogs. As a matter of fact, the opposite is what ends up happening.
As a result, doing this too much can cause the citric acid from the lemons to corrode your pipes, meaning that you will require maintenance more routinely.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner Tablets Save Time and Effort
Toilet bowl cleaner tablets are designed to clean your toilet with very little effort from you. But the effort saved on these bleach-based cleaners will often time have to be repaid with more drastic repairs.
Toilet bowl tablets contain ingredients that can easily destroy your flushing mechanism over time. Instead of using these cleaners, spend the extra effort to clean your toilet with a brush.
Ice Cubes Sharpen Garbage Disposal Blades
The truth is, Ice cubes are actually not a bad idea for keeping your garbage disposal blades clean. However, it is an old plumbing myth that throwing the cubes down the drain will keep blades sharp.
Liquid Cleaners Efficiently Clear Clogs
Liquid cleaners are often advertised as a quick way to clear clogs from your drains. While these cleaners may clear small clogs, they can also damage your pipes and your septic system. The reality is, they might not actually clear the clog long term, especially if you have more severe problems. For bigger drain problems, no bottled solution will cut it. You need to call a local professional Rancho Santa Margarita Plumber for a video inspection that will pinpoint the source of the problem.
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