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Do You Believe These Common Plumbing Myths?

Posted on January 17th, 2019

True or false: there are a variety of plumbing myths that many homeowners believe? True. Just like trivia about your favorite television series, some popular myths float around from home to home — but we’re here to debunk a few right now! Sit back, relax, and get ready for the truth:

January 17, 2019

Myth 1: Something Will Crawl into My Toilet

This is a pretty widespread myth that many homeowners believe is true, thanks to famous films and television shows. Well, it turns out that this is actually false. It’s actually merely impossible for 99% of animals to make their way into your bathroom through your toilet. Of course, there have been a few real, rare cases — but as we said, those aren’t common.

Myth 2: A Brick in my Toilet Will Save Water

Of course, this isn’t true — and can actually cost you more money than you could ever imagine. Back in the day, it was common folklore that by placing a brick in the tank would help you save water.

In reality, you’d be using more water and the parts inside of the tank would be damaged over time. If you’re looking to save money with each flush, then it’s time to upgrade to an eco-flush toilet (and we can help install it)!

Myth 3: It’s Safe to Use Drain Cleaner

Out of all the myths we’ve heard, this is a product that should be avoided at all costs. When you encounter a drain clog in your home, it’s best to always hire a licensed plumber to come and resolve the problem.

If you happen to use drain cleaner, not only is it detrimental to the health of your plumbing pipes, but it can even take a toll on your health, too. When in doubt, give us a call and avoid using drain cleaner!

When you need some assistance in the areas of plumbing, heating, or cooling, please contact Plumbing & A/C Medic today to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed technicians!