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Plumbing Myths Busted!


5 Plumbing Myths: BUSTED!!!

As homeowners, we’re sure you have come across a few plumbing myths that are "guaranteed" to save you money and assist you with managing plumbing problems. While there are plenty of measures you can take to care for your home plumbing, it's important to separate the truth from the old wives tales. Otherwise, you can risk causing major damage to your home's plumbing. Today Wayne Osrin Plumbing is going to debunk the most common plumbing myths which very often can risk causing severe damage to your property.

Here are our top five most common plumbing myths and the real truth connected to them.

Myth: Small Tap Leaks Are Harmless A small leak coming from your tap be seen as more annoying than harmful, but it's something that will need your attention right away! Ignoring a leak for too long wastes water, potentially increases your water bill, and can eventually cause many types of water damage to your beautiful home and property. If you cannot fix a leak yourself, call us to to help address the problem.

Myth: Bricks In Back Of The Toilet Reduce Water Usage And Save Money Some homeowners have gotten into the habit of putting bricks inside their toilet to reduce the amount of water it uses, which they believe will lower their water bill. A brick can damage your flapper, forcing you to have to flush twice when using the toilet, ultimately costing you more in water usage. Bricks should never be placed inside toilets.

Myth: Cleaning Wipes Can Be Flushed Cleaning/Baby/Wet wipes are not as biodegradable as actual toilet paper. Each time you flush a wipe down the drain, you risk clogging and backing up your plumbing system. Rather dispose of them in a rubbish bin.

4. Myth: Liquid Drain Cleaners Are 100% Safe Liquid drain cleaners should only be used as an absolute last resort. Using them too frequently can cause erosion to your pipes and water system. They can also cause harm if there is splash-back while pouring them into your drain or toilet. If you need to clear a simple clog, use a plunger or an auger. In the case of major drain clogs, we recommend contacting us right away.

5. Myth: Your Geyser Will Explode If It Starts Rumbling It's normal to be a little concerned when you hear your geyser rumbling. Fortunately, it's highly unlikely that it will explode. The rumbling or gurgling sounds you hear might be caused by the build-up of sediments and debris inside the tank. Failing to address this can cause your water heater to fail, but you don't have to fear it exploding. If you have concerns about your geyser - contact us today for an inspection

Many plumbing myths are circulating among homeowners nowadays. Before you start believing these myths, we recommend speaking with Wayne Osrin Plumbers to help you determine whether there's any truth behind them, or if they're harmful to your home.

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