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New Plumbing Myths Debunked: The Truth About Your Home’s Pipes

In every home, the plumbing system is an essential part of your everyday life. And with that, all kinds of myths about home plumbing circulate, leaving homeowners misguided. With this article, our pros will debunk the most common plumbing myths and provide you with accurate information to safely manage your plumbing. Understanding the truth behind these myths will help you make better maintenance decisions and prevent potential issues that could lead to costly repairs.

If you’re looking for clear, accurate advice, Pioneer is here to guide you in the right direction.

The Myth of the ‘Flushable’ Wipe

Despite what the packaging may claim, so-called “flushable” wipes are a leading cause of clogs and sewer blockages. Unlike toilet paper, which is designed to disintegrate quickly in water, flushable wipes do not break down easily.

This can lead to significant plumbing problems, from clogged pipes in your home to broader issues in municipal sewer systems. Disposing of wipes in the trash, rather than flushing them, is a simple step that can prevent a lot of plumbing headaches.

Lemons Clean Your Garbage Disposal

The idea that lemons are good for cleaning your garbage disposal is partially true; they can help eliminate odors but don’t necessarily clean the disposal. While the citrus scent makes the kitchen smell fresher, the acid in lemons may corrode the metal parts of your disposal over time.

A better cleaning method would be to mix a simple solution of warm water and a bit of dish soap while running your garbage disposal.

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Hot Water Melts Grease Down the Drain

Pouring hot water down the drain to clear grease is a widespread myth. While hot water can liquefy grease temporarily, it eventually cools and solidifies further down the plumbing system, leading to more blockages.

The most effective way to deal with grease is to avoid pouring it down the drain altogether. Instead, let it solidify in a container and dispose of it in the trash. This simple habit can save you from major trouble down the line.

A Leaky Faucet is Nothing to Worry About

Many people underestimate the impact of a leaky faucet, dismissing it as a minor inconvenience. However, even a slow drip can waste a significant amount of water over time, leading to higher water bills and unnecessary water use.

Fixing leaky faucets ASAP is good for your wallet and good for the environment. It’s usually a simple repair that can prevent more serious plumbing problems in the future.

All Plumbers Are the Same

When deciding on a plumber, you should know that not all plumbers are licensed professionals. Many homeowners fall into the trap of assuming all plumbers have the same qualifications, leading them to hastily choose the first option that crosses their path.

However, Pioneer stands out from the crowd as a licensed provider. We emphasize the significance of experience, licensing, and customer feedback in the plumbing industry. With Pioneer, you can trust that our team of experts is fully licensed and qualified to handle your HVAC, electric, and plumbing needs.

Need Assistance? Reach Out to Pioneer for Professional Plumbing

Understanding the truth behind common plumbing myths is essential for maintaining a healthy, efficient home plumbing system. By debunking these myths, we aim to equip you with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions and avoid being misled.

Remember, when in doubt, call the pros at Pioneer Heating & Cooling – Electrical and Plumbing.

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