by Zona on May 29, 2015

Popular Plumbing Myths Debunked

Indianapolis PlumberMost of us are very familiar with those popular plumbing myths that make the rounds. Visit a few websites concerning DIY, and you will find that they are home to a large number of those myths.

The fact is that believing in those myths is dangerous. We’ve discovered that many of our customers place a lot of faith in those myths and follow them religiously.

This usually winds up costing them money and sending new customers our way. Let’s take a look at a few very popular myths about plumbing.

You Can Flush Anything Down Toilets

Our technicians usually receive calls from people that believe in this myth frequently. People look at their toilets like it is some vast wasteland that is a reservoir for endless matter. Children toss toys down the toilet.

People throw trash and feminine products down the toilet. Others throw medication down the toilet. We’ve experienced and seen it all.

Throwing those types of items down the toilet leads to a bad situation. It leads to a breakdown in the system and clogs that require a professional plumber to repair and restore to a useful state.

Drain Cleaners Get Rid of Clogs

Just about every consumer has experienced slow running drains. They assume that the drain is clogged. Of course, they think that they are able to handle a simple clog themselves. They do not require a plumber. Therefore, they run out to the store and purchase the first drain cleaner that they spot. They pour the drain cleaner down their sink and wait for an hour or two.

Indianapolis Plumbing-MythsThey check the drain and discover that they’ve wasted their money and damaged their drain and other plumbing. Well, they end up calling the plumber to remove the clog and repair the damaged plumbing.

Forget about using those harmful chemicals to eliminate clogs. Drain cleaners harm the ecosystem, affect family health, and destroy plumbing. Call your friendly plumber instead.

Lemons Are The Only Way To Clean & Sharpen Garbage Disposal Blades

This is one of those myths that is worth debunking. Lemons are not the best cleaner for a garbage disposal. Plus, they are not going to sharpen those blades. Don’t waste your time or energy on this tired old myth.

Instead, take a few ice cubes and dump them in the garbage disposal. They will clean out the disposal and sharpen the garbage disposal blades quickly and efficiently.

Don’t let the myths get to you in your Indianapolis home. Call Griesemer Plumbing & Mechanical at (317) 881-9536 today, and overcome these plumbing myths!

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