As a homeowner, you must learn how to keep your pipes and plumbing fixtures flowing freely. Unfortunately, however, several plumbing fixture myths and legends will do your plumbing more harm than good. Fortunately, here at Easy Flow Trenchless Rehab, our professional plumbers can help you solve any problems associated with those myths. The four myths include the following:
Keep your disposal clean with lemons.
Running water helps the disposal drain.
You can clean plumbing fixtures with hand soap.
If the drain clears, it doesn’t have a clog or obstruction
Myth #1: You Can Keep Your Garbage Disposal Clean With Lemons
Running lemon skin through the disposal may make your drain smell better, but it won’t get it clean. You should use a gentle cleanser and warm water to sanitize your garbage disposal. Before you begin, however, ensure you separate the removal from its power source. Add the cleaner to the disposal, give it a couple of moments to work, and afterward, scour the disposal with a sponge or brush. Watch out for the grinding gears, as they can seriously cut up your hands.
Myth #2: Running Water While Using the Disposal Helps It Drain
Numerous homeowners and business owners assume that they can put pretty much anything down their disposal as long as they run water simultaneously. The reality, however, is that several things don’t belong at their disposal. For example, complex or thick foodstuffs (like banana peels and eggshells) can harm your disposal. In addition, putting the wrong things at your disposal can cause severe damage!
Myth #3: You Can Clean Plumbing Fixtures With Hand Soap
Depending on the fixtures you have, hand soap may be damaging. Clean brass fixtures, for example, with gentle chemicals such as lemon quarters and powdered baking soda. However, for germ hotspots like toilet bowls, you’ll need an effective disinfectant to kill germs and prevent infection.
Myth #4: If the Drain Clears, It Can’t Have a Clog
In any event, when your garbage disposal is working, it may still have an obstruction. One of the early warning signs of a looming issue is a slow-moving drain or waste pieces that find their way back into your sink. Suppose you notice one or both of these signs when using your disposal. Quit using it immediately until you have the clog removed.
Conclusions on the Four Plumbing Maintenance Myths
The four previously mentioned plumbing maintenance myths are just the tip of the plumbing problem iceberg. To learn more about the various things you should avoid putting down the drain and other plumbing myths, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Easy Flow Trenchless Sewer! We’re always standing by to help!
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