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Jun 15, 2024

In today’s internet era, it’s not surprising that there are countless plumbing myths spreading around. If you’re not careful, the misinformation could lead you to clogged drains, hefty plumbing bills, and major headaches.

Here at Rooter Man Plumbing, we are familiar with the common plumbing myths and the truth behind them. Our skilled plumbers have put together a list of the top plumbing myths to be aware of.

It’s Okay to Pour Grease Down The Drain

One of the most widespread myths causing clogged drains in homes is the belief that it’s okay to pour grease down the drain and flush the drain with hot water. This misconception can lead to major headaches down the line. There’s no amount of boiling water you pour down the drain that will save you from the impeding plumbing disaster. While hot grease may seem to slide effortlessly down the drain, it’s a temporary reprieve. That grease cools and solidifies as it travels down the drain lines. Do not be fooled by the hot water—dispose of grease in the trash can and keep your drains flowing freely. If you happen to encounter a stubborn drain clog caused by invasive tree roots, reach out to a licensed plumber for a reliable solution.

A Leaky Faucet is a Minor Issue That Can Be Ignored

As seasoned plumbing experts, we understand why many homeowners have fallen for this myth. The seemingly insignificant nature of a leaky faucet can easily fool you. Those drips may appear harmless at first, but over time, even a small leak can waste hundreds of gallons of water. If your faucet is leaking or in disrepair, it’s important to have the issue resolved in a timely manner to avoid water waste. The good news is that fixing a leaky faucet is often an achievable DIY project for homeowners with basic skills and tools. If you have any doubts, contact a professional plumbing service for help.

“Flushable” Wipes Are Safe For Toilets

There’s no such thing as a flushable wipe. In fact, wipes labeled “flushable” are one of the leading causes of blocked toilet drains in most homes. The problem with these wipes is that, unlike toilet paper, they don't break down easily in water. They are often made with synthetic materials that can clump together and snag on pipes. This can be a major headache and lead to expensive plumbing repairs. “Flushable” wipes should be disposed of in the trash can to avoid clogs and backups. Other items that do not belong in your toilet include condoms, diapers, feminine hygiene products, cotton swabs, kitty litter, and medications.

Commercial Drain Cleaners Are Safe To Use On A Clog

You’ve likely seen ads promoting store-bought chemical drain cleaners as the ultimate solution to clogged drains. These advertisements are misleading, so do not be fooled by this myth perpetuated by commercials. Chemical drain cleaners are harmful to your pipes in many ways. These cleaners contain harsh chemicals like lye or sulfuric acid that can eat away at metal and plastic pipes. The heat generated by the chemical reaction can weaken your pipes over time. Instead of using commercial drain cleaners, opt for safer and more effective drain cleaning techniques, such as plunging and snaking your drains. If you’re unable to clear a clog, get in touch with a professional plumbing repair service for help.

Call The Pros At Rooter Man Plumbing

Perhaps your drains are clogged and you need professional intervention, you’ve noticed signs of a leak, or it’s time to replace a plumbing fixture in your home. Rooter Man Plumbing is the plumbing service to call if you have any problems that may be causing you headaches.


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