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27 January 2016

5 Plumbing Myths Debunked

5 Plumbing Myths Debunked

Where do you turn when you need an answer to your plumbing question? Do you ask a friend? A neighbor? Do you search the internet? The Good Guys at Three Way Plumbing recommend reaching out to an expert in the industry because there’s a lot of false information out there. The last thing you need is a major disaster in your home because of a small problem that could have easily been fixed - or prevented in the first place.


We’re going to debunk a few common plumbing myths for you - so you can throw the tall tales down the drain:


Myth: Toss lemon peels down the garbage disposal to get rid of foul odors.

Fact: Although chopping up lemon peels will give off a pleasant scent, the peels can clog the drain or get stuck around the blades. Use a bit of vinegar or a tablespoon of baking soda to eliminate that nasty smell.


Myth: It’s OK to throw flushable wipes in the toilet.

Fact: Even though they have a “flushable” label on the package, wipes do not biodegrade like toilet paper and can still get stuck in the line. Toss them in the trash can instead.


Myth: A leaky faucet doesn’t need to be fixed.

Fact: Tons of homeowners believe that if they have a slow-leaking faucet it’s no big deal. The reality is, a leaky faucet will lead to a higher water bill no matter how large or small the leak is. It can also cause the faucet to wear more quickly.


Myth: Hot water will flush grease down the drain.

Fact: When hot water cools over the grease it can actually cause it to harden and create a thick coating inside your pipes. The best solution is to wait for the grease to cool and wipe it into the garbage or pour it into an empty jar.


Myth: Water heaters require no maintenance.

Fact: As water enters the tank, it often brings minerals and other debris in with it. This sediment can build up causing your equipment to lose efficiency. You should have your water heater drained at least once a year to ensure optimal performance.


Need a plumber in Charlotte, NC or the surrounding areas? Contact The Good Guys at Three Way Plumbing today to schedule an appointment.
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