3 Plumbing Myths That Are Better Off Busted

There are things that we know to be true. If you go to a Loch Ness, you’ll probably run into Nessie. When you hear something go bump in the middle of the night while you’re camping, it’s just Bigfoot looking for his glasses. And of course, if you ever see a horseman coming your way in Sleepy Hollow, make a run for it.

But not everything we hear is true. There are myths out there, especially when it comes to your plumbing. To help you get the facts straight, we compiled a list of the most common plumbing myths.

1. When Life Gives You Lemons, Toss Them in Your Disposal

            Contrary to popular belief, throwing a lemon in your garbage disposal doesn’t clean it. It will give you a burst of lemony-fresh air, but that’s only temporary.

            The Fix: Use white vinegar to clean, disinfect, and deodorize your disposal.

2. Hot Water Melts Grease Clogs

            This myth is a half-truth. Hot water does melt the grease and wash it down your drain. The problem is that it then cools, solidifies, and builds up farther down your pipes.

            The Fix: Use cold water instead. It solidifies the grease and allows it to float safely down the sewer.

            Oops: Too late to apply our fix? Don’t worry.  Call Lindstrom at (800) 813-1824 , and we’ll make sure everything is working as it should (100% satisfaction guaranteed).

3. Leaky Faucets Are A-Okay

            Have you ever been enjoying your day at the beach when you feel a couple drops, and suddenly there’s a downpour?

            Plumbing can be a lot like that. Never underestimate a leaky faucet. One little trickle could be a sign of a significant problem somewhere else in the pipes.

            On top of that, leaks cost you money in the long-run. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that household leaks waste nearly one trillion gallons of water annually. Have you recently experienced an increase in your water bill? Check for leaks!

            The Fix: Contact a plumber. Lindstrom will have your home at peak efficiency in no time.

Don’t trust everything you hear. The next time your friend starts telling you tales of a magic lemon-scented garbage disposal fix across the campfire, stop them in their tracks with the facts. Your plumbing will thank you for it.