Plumbing Myths You Need to Stop Believing

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Fixture maintenance can sometimes seem like a mystery. It’s easy to see why; there are so many different kinds of pipes and valves. and fittings that it can be hard to know where everything goes and how everything works. As a result, some strange ideas about fixture maintenance–and plumbing in general–have spread over the years.

Mammoth Plumbing, the most trusted plumber in Flagstaff AZ, lists the most common myths and the truth behind them.

Store-Acquired Chemical Cleaners Are Effective for Drain Cleaning

It’s easy to get tempted to run to the local store for some drain cleaning chemicals when you realize your drains are blocked or backing up. Fact: These chemical cleaners can be harmful to your health and the environment. They can also be detrimental to your drains. It’s safer and better to schedule a drain cleaning appointment with a reputable plumbing company.

A Small Leak Is a Non-issue

When neglected, even minor leaks can result in the biggest and most expensive plumbing repairs. Ignoring even the smallest leakage can damage your property over time and increase your water bills. Regardless of the size of the leak, you should never ignore it.

Flushable Wipes Are Flushable

Contrary to their name, you shouldn’t flush flushable wipes. These wipes can create significant blockage in your drains. They take some time to crumble, which can cause a drain backup quickly–especially when in large volumes.

Hot Water Can Melt Grease to Clean Clogs

Hot water may wash or melt the grease down the drain. But once the melted grease hits your pipes, it cools and solidifies, eventually causing a blockage. Never put oil, fat, or grease down your drain if you want to avoid clogs in your plumbing system.

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