Popular Plumbing Myths Debunked
As a homeowner, you have probably heard countless myths about what you can do to better your household.
However, most of these myths are completely false. Check out three of the most common plumbing myths below:
1. Lemons Make All the Difference
There is a myth going around that if you put lemons in your garbage disposal, it will cause your kitchen to smell amazing while also cleaning the garbage disposal itself. This myth is definitely not true.
Right, lemons will cause your kitchen to smell differently but not in the way you imagined. Besides this, the lemons can actually hurt your garbage disposal as it is damaging thanks to the citric acid that is within them.
That acid has the ability to corrode the metal components that are located inside the disposal. If you must put something within your disposal to clean it, put ice in there.
2. Flush Away Waste With Running Water
Another myth that homeowners often believe is that running water down your garbage disposal will help get all those clogs and old food out of the unit.
This too is definitely false. Running water down your system will actually only cause you to waste water, which in turn causes your water bills to increase by a good amount.
This is not causing the problem to go away, as you will still need to reach down into the garbage disposal and remove whatever is stuck inside.
If you must, fill up the sink basin with some water that comes up to at least up to the halfway mark, all while running the garbage disposal. This will help the waste and water flow around easier.
3. Soap and Water Will Do the Trick
We have been told as homeowners that soap and water will get everything clean. While this is generally true, it’s not when it comes to bathroom fixtures and faucets.
Soap and water will only cause the faucets to corrode and then peel, leaving your metal looking a total mess.
Instead, you have to purchase specialty cleaners that are made specifically for cleaning both your bathroom fixtures and faucets.
Not only will the cleaning products get your bathroom faucets and fixtures looking clean and shiny, but they will also protect the finish on these items. This will really leave your bathroom looking the way you truly want it to.
Don’t let the myths get to you in your San Mateo home. Call Caccia Plumbing Inc. at (650) 376-6800 today, and overcome these plumbing myths!