Myth Busters: Plumbing Edition

There are a lot of claims out there about what’s okay for your plumbing system to handle and what’s not, and deciphering between the two can be hard to figure out on your own.

Discovering the truth about plumbing myths is absolutely essential for you to make sure you’re getting the most out of your home’s plumbing system and not causing unnecessary damage. Here are three plumbing myths you need to know the truth about:

1. Products That Say They Are “Flushable” Are Actually Safe To Flush

A great deal of products you can buy at the store might say it’s alright to flush them, like some brands of clumping kitty litter and baby wipes, but the only two things that should be going down your toilet are toilet paper and human waste. Many of these products do not biodegrade in the manner that toilet paper does, and therefore cause clogs and stoppages in your pipes, forcing you to give a professional a call for drain cleaning. 

True or False: What Can Your Home’s Plumbing System Handle?

2. Consistently Dripping Faucets Don’t Need To Be Fixed

People may say there’s no harm in leaving a leaky faucet alone, but that just isn’t the case! Not only is a constantly dripping faucet costing you a great deal of your hard-earned money on a monthly basis, it’s wasting water which is definitely not environmentally friendly. In addition to that, a leaking faucet can wear out the fixture itself. Don’t ignore that dripping faucet, get it fixed!

3. It’s Normal For Your Water Heater to Make Loud Noises Every Now And Then

If your home’s water heater sounds like it’s rumbling and grumbling more often than in years past, there is more than likely sediment buildup within the tank itself and should absolutely not be passed off as business as usual. If this is the case, this will result in higher costs due to the extra gas usage in addition to making the overall system much more inefficient than it normally would be. If your water heater is noisy, it’s a sign you need maintenance.

True or False: What Can Your Home’s Plumbing System Handle?

While we’d love to tell you that all of these claims are nothing to worry about and you can rest easy knowing everything is fine, that’s probably not the case. When you discovers these issues in your home, it’s best to hit them head on and call up a professional just to give you peace of mind.

If you’re in need of professional plumbing assistance in the Red Oak area, Combat is on standby and ready to help! Give us a call now at (773) 724-9272 to schedule your service!

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