Don’t Fall for These Plumbing Myths!

When it comes to your home’s plumbing system, where do you go for the 411? There are tons of misconceptions and false information out there that can really leave you in a world of trouble. So before you end up with broken pipes or an overflowing drain, be sure to read below:

Hot Water Flushes Grease Down The Drain

Grease should never be poured down the drain. You may have heard that you can wash it down with boiling hot water, but what do you think happens when the water cools off? The grease can harden and form a thick layer on the inside or your pipes which can lead to severe clogs. Instead of pouring it down the drain, let it sit until it solidifies and then wipe it into the trash.

Lemons Will Clean The Garbage Disposal
Always take extreme caution when putting things down the garbage disposal. They aren’t meant to handle certain foods or food waste and can clog easier than you may think. Additionally, lemons won’t do much in terms of cleaning your disposal, although a slice or two can help eliminate foul odors. Proper maintenance tips can usually be found in the manual.

Pipes Can Take On Anyone
Having friends and family members stay for the weekend? Your sewer and septic lines may be in for a rude awakening, especially if you already have slow drains. Remind them to keep showers to just a few minutes and spread them out over the course of the day.

Having a plumbing emergency? Be sure to call on the experts at Uptown right away. And remember to stay away from these common plumbing myths to avoid major plumbing disasters down the road!