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The Truth About These 5 Plumbing Myths

Top 5 Plumbing Myths

Some homeowners only contact a San Mateo plumber during an emergency, but a plumbing system needs routine maintenance. Here are five common plumbing myths.

San Mateo, CA plumbing_services_360Food and Grease in the Garbage Disposal

Many people think a garbage disposal can be used as a trash can. Only small pieces of food should be flushed down the garbage disposal. Throwing large chunks of food in the sink can clog the drain. Hot oil should never be poured down the garbage disposal. Many people think running hot water will dilute the oil, but the oil will turn solid in the pipes.

Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure is not a good sign. Some people think they are saving money on the water bill by lowering the water pressure, but low water pressure can indicate a water leak. If your water bill is high after making adjustments to your water heater, you should contact a plumber.

An Amateur Can Fix Plumbing Problems

Major plumbing issues can only be repaired by a professional plumber. A licensed plumber can diagnose and repair a malfunctioning plumbing system. Every home has a large network of pipes, and an amateur plumber can make a costly mistake. A broken pipe can flood a home, and you may have to spend thousands of dollars to clean up the water damage. If you suspect a serious problem with your plumbing system, you should hire a professional plumber to fix the issue.

A Leaky Faucet Is Not a Major Problem

A leaky faucet is always a problem. In addition to raising your water bill, a leaky faucet will stain your sink. The water damage will eventually corrode your fixtures, and you might have to remodel your bathroom.

Chemicals in Your Septic Tank

Cleaning products and medications can damage your septic tank. The bacteria in your septic tank cannot break down synthetic chemicals, and antibacterial products can harm the ecosystem in your septic tank.

A small plumbing problem can escalate into a major problem in your San Mateo home. When you notice a problem with your pipes or septic tank, contact a licensed plumber. A respectable plumbing company can help you avoid costly water damage.

Don’t make uneducated assumptions about your San Mateo, CA plumbing system. Call James Caccia Plumbing at (650) 376-6800 for the quality you deserve.

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