Plumbing Myths That Can Harm Your Pipes

You don’t have to search for plumbing, air conditioning or furnace prices to know that replacing these units in your home can be expensive. Even having someone over to do repairs can be just as costly. While there are certainly problems that are out of your control, surprisingly a lot of common technical calls to the local plumber are made by homeowners who believe some widespread but dangerous plumbing myths.

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding plumbing, and many of them can be traced back to the old days when plumbing systems weren’t as sophisticated as they are now. Let our skilled plumbers at Countryside explain a few of these myths so you can avoid falling victim to their harmful effects.

Loud Rumbling Noises Mean Trouble

Homeowners often call their plumber whenever they hear rumbling noises coming from their water or electric heaters. In most cases, these sounds are normal, and usually come from water being forced through layers of sediment that have accumulated in the pipes or in the tank. Any other noise, however, and it’s better to err on the side of caution and contact a professional right away.

Hot Water Melts Grease to Help It Go Down the Drain

Do not pour boiling water down the drain to “help the grease” flow better. You shouldn’t even be pouring grease down your drain in the first place. Hot water can damage your plumbing system and won’t melt any solidified oil and muck clogging your pipes.

Flushable Wipes Are Flushable

In the same way that many people believe radiant heat emits harmful rays, a lot of people also think flushable wipes are, in fact, flushable. In actuality, they’re not. Anything solid that goes down your toilet can potentially cause clogs and should be avoided at all costs.

Keep your plumbing system safe by educating yourself about these dangerous myths and misconceptions. Call our experts at Countryside for any plumbing, heating or air conditioning problems you might have. You may reach us at (715) 246-2660 or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection visit and request a free estimate today.