When it comes to being proactive about plumbing maintenance, fact is always better than fiction. And while seemingly harmless, believing in certain common plumbing myths can lead to a reality rife with plumbing problems that could have otherwise been avoided.
For over 20 years, Rick’s Plumbing has been helping our customers to better understand the facts of plumbing maintenance. Our experienced and friendly plumbers take the guesswork out of plumbing maintenance in Orange, CT by working closely with our customers as they perform plumbing repairs. No job, or plumbing question, is too big or small for Rick’s Plumbing.
Here’s what our plumbers have to say about five of the most common plumbing myths!
True or false…?
- A small water leak is no big deal False! Even the tiniest of water leaks can cause major damage by encouraging mold, mildew, and pest colonies, in addition to driving up your water bill thanks to wasted water. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that a single leaky faucet can waste enough in a year to do 270 loads of laundry. All leaks should be fixed by us as soon as you discover them!
- Toilets can flush just about anything False! Toilets are not garbage bins and cannot flush certain kinds of waste. Flushing paper towels, feminine care products, baby wipes, and other waste items down the toilet can lead to nasty plumbing clogs. If you have a septic system, flushing non-flushable items can have devastating consequences.
- You have to pay attention to your plumbing pipes even if they’re not clogged True! Just because your plumbing pipes aren’t clogged now, doesn’t mean that won’t ever be in the future. Debris such as grease or food waste in the kitchen and hair or soap scum in the bathroom can form a clog-causing buildup on the inside of your plumbing pipes. Using a drain trap to catch solid debris and practicing good plumbing maintenance can help you avoid the hassle of clogs.
- It’s cheaper to do your own plumbing repairs False! Watching an online tutorial about plumbing repairs is no replacement for years of professional training and on the job experience. Attempting to perform repairs on your own is not only potentially dangerous, but it will only cost you more once you’re in too deep and have to call a professional plumber.
- Any plumber will do in an emergency False! Plumbing emergencies can be stressful, but choosing the wrong plumber to handle that emergency can make a bad situation worse. When it comes to emergency plumbing repairs, find and choose a professional plumber, like us, ahead of time. That way you’ll feel good about knowing the job will get done right the first time if a plumbing emergency arises.
When it comes to popular plumbing myths, it’s always best to believe in the expertise of professional plumbers! For top notch plumbing maintenance in Orange, CT, call Rick’s Plumbing!