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Six Plumbing Myths That Turn Your Pipes into Pranksters!



Alright, buckle up for a rollercoaster ride through the wild world of plumbing myths! We're diving into the top five misconceptions that might make your pipes shudder and your wallet weep. Let's unravel these plumbing tall tales with a sprinkle of humor and a dash of wisdom.


Top Plumbing Myths


Myth #1: Lemon Peels Are the Garbage Disposal's BFF

You may have heard that tossing lemon peels down the garbage disposal is a surefire way to keep it fresh and clean. Hold on to your hats because I'm about to debunk this myth! While it's true that lemon peels can leave a pleasant scent, they can actually do more harm than good to your disposal.


When you grind up lemon peels, the oils and acids from the peels can coat the blades and other components of your garbage disposal. Over time, this can lead to a buildup of residue, causing your disposal to become less efficient and prone to clogs. So, instead of being best friends forever, lemon peels and your garbage disposal might just end up being frenemies.


DO: But fear not! There are still ways to keep your garbage disposal smelling fresh without risking its functionality. One simple trick is to run cold water and a few ice cubes through the disposal. Ice cubes remove stuck-on food, cold water solidifies grease, making it easier for disposal to break it down.

If you want to add a pleasant scent to your disposal, you can also try grinding up a few citrus peels. Just make sure to cut them into small pieces and run plenty of water while doing so. This will help prevent any potential damage to your disposal.


Next time, don't throw lemon peels in the drain. Your garbage disposal may not like it. Stick to ice cubes and cold water, and your disposal will thank you by staying in tip-top shape.


Myth #2: Your Toilet is a Magical Trash Can

Newsflash: Your toilet doesn't swallow everything you want to get rid of like a black hole. Flushing wipes, floss, or a bunch of hygiene products down the toilet may seem freeing, but it can cause plumbing problems.Not only can it lead to clogged pipes, but it can also wreak havoc on your septic system. So, let's put an end to this myth once and for all. Your toilet is not a magical trash can!


DO: Stick to flushing only toilet paper and waste, and save yourself the headache of costly repairs.


Myth #3: Grease is No Big Deal

Pouring that leftover bacon grease down the kitchen sink may seem harmless, but trust me, it's a recipe for disaster. Grease may start off as a liquid, but as it cools down, it solidifies and clings to the inside of your pipes like a stubborn barnacle. Over time, this buildup can lead to major blockages and even sewer backups.


DO: So, instead of pouring grease down the drain, let it cool and dispose of it in the trash. Your pipes will thank you!


Myth #4: DIY Plumbing Fixes are Always a Good Idea

When faced with a plumbing issue, it's tempting to grab your toolbox and try to fix it yourself. After all, how hard can it be, right?

Well, let me tell you, plumbing is not for the faint of heart. One wrong move and you could end up with a flooded bathroom or a burst pipe.


DO: It's always best to leave complex plumbing problems to the professionals who have the knowledge and experience to handle them safely and effectively. So, put down that wrench and pick up the phone to call a licensed plumber.


Myth #5: Regular Maintenance is Unnecessary

Plumbing maintenance is often overlooked until a major problem arises. However, neglecting regular maintenance can lead to costly repairs down the line. Just like your car needs regular oil changes, your plumbing system requires routine check-ups to ensure everything is running smoothly.


DO: A professional plumber can inspect your pipes, identify any potential issues, and make necessary repairs before they turn into expensive emergencies.

So, don't wait for a plumbing disaster to strike. Schedule regular maintenance and save yourself the hassle and expense in the long run.


Remember, knowledge is power when it comes to plumbing myths.


Myth #6: Hot Water is the Best for Cleaning Greasy Dishes

Hold on to your dish gloves, because I am about to debunk this myth. While it may seem logical to use hot water to tackle greasy dishes, it's not always the most effective method. Hot water can actually cause the grease to solidify and stick to your dishes, making them even harder to clean.


DO: Instead, opt for warm water and a good quality dish soap. The warm water will help to break down the grease, while the soap will lift it away, leaving your dishes sparkling clean.


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By debunking these misconceptions, you can protect your pipes, save money, and keep your plumbing system in tip-top shape. So, let's bid farewell to these myths and embrace a more informed approach to plumbing maintenance. Your pipes will thank you!


In the grand finale, folks, remember that plumbing myths are like urban legends – entertaining but not to be trusted. When in doubt, call in the professional plumbers like Admiral Plumbing to separate fact from fiction and keep your plumbing on the straight and narrow. Call us today! (801) 465-3115


Stay savvy, and may your pipes flow freely!


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