Three Common Plumbing Myths – Busted!

Think you’re a plumbing pro? Think again! Unfortunately, there are many plumbing myths that many Buffalo homeowners believe to be true. Believing these myths can lead to unnecessary plumbing damage when issues could have easily been prevented. Here are some of the most common plumbing myths our Buffalo-based experts have heard – and the truth behind them!

Minor leaks are not a concern

Any leak – no matter how small it may seem – presents a reason to investigate! Even the most minor drips can result in gallons of wasted water over time which can be reflected in your water bill. All leaks typically get worse over time, so having them repaired sooner than later is advisable.

Drain cleaners are always safe

While drain cleaners may come in handy in a pinch, they can actually be very dangerous and detrimental to your plumbing system. When used in excess, store bought drain cleaners can cause your pipes to deteriorate, and worse yet, cause physical harm if they come into contact with a person’s skin. When dealing with a clog, it’s best to use a plunger on its own without a drain cleaner.

Flushable wipes can be flushed down the toilet

Other than toilet paper, no other materials should ever be flushed down a toilet. Even if wipes are labeled as flushable, never assume this is the case. Wipes, pads, and other foreign paper materials can cause serious damage to your septic system. Many homeowners make this rookie mistake and flush wipes down the toilet, only to encounter costly clogs in the weeks and months afterwards.

As a homeowner, it’s in your best interest not to succumb to the myths above! When in doubt, always consult with a professional plumber who can make necessary plumbing repairs in the safest and most effective way. To schedule an appointment, call The Plumber, Heating and Cooling in Buffalo – a professional plumbing service you can trust!

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