Plumbing Myths Debunked

Posted on August 20th, 2015 by BlueMountain

It is rare for the average homeowner to be a plumbing expert. Therefore, it is not surprising that homeowners believe common plumbing myths. We are here to set the record straight so you can help your pipes go with the flow again!
Myth: A Leaky Faucet is Harmless
Truth: Quite the contrary! A leaky faucet is not only wasting an astronomical amount of water; it is also hiking up your water bill. Instead of letting this go on for months on end, fix leaky faucets as soon as possible.
Myth: It is Okay to Flush Flushable Wipes
Truth: Flushing “flushable” wipes down the toilet can actually lead to a clogged toilet. This is due to the fact that flushable wipes are not biodegradable like toilet paper. To be on the safe side, refrain from flushing these wipes down the toilet.
Myth: Putting a Brick in the Toilet Tank Will Help Save Water
Truth: In theory, putting the brick in the toilet tank seems like a good way to save water. In reality, this plan can backfire in one of two ways. First, it can decay over time and cause the flapper to break. Or, it can displace an excessive amount of water and force you to flush twice. 
If you need a service performed on your plumbing system, choose Blue Mountain Plumbing, Heating and Cooling. We are fully licensed, insured and have many years of experience in the residential plumbing industry. Call 877-280-5777 to make an appointment.

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