Common Plumbing Misconceptions - Parker & Sons

Every homeowner should know a thing or two about plumbing. Although your home’s pipes are not the most glamorous aspect of the abode, they are nevertheless essential. Good plumbing maintenance can be accomplished by almost anyone, and you don’t need a wrench to do it. All you must do is remove the veil of plumbing ignorance. Below are a few myths we intend to de-bunk.

A Leaky Faucet is a Trifle

My faucet drips every now and then, how big of a deal could it be? It turns out, very. According to the Environmental Protection Agency a leak can account for 10,000 gallons of wasted water a year.  You could theoretically do 270 loads of laundry with this amount, or fill Shamoo’s tank in San Diego.

Toilets are Substitute Garbage Chutes

Children are prone to toss just about anything into a toilet. This includes plastic objects, metal forks, and silly putty. All of these things are extremely hazardous to your plumbing system. Unless you want a dysfunctional toilet, never flush anything down the toilet except TP and excrement.

Lemon Juice Effectively Treats your Garbage Disposal

Again, this is incorrect. It may temporarily eliminate odors but it serves no maintenance purpose nor does it accomplish anything that resembles cleaning. Read the manual provided with your garbage disposal, and it will inform you how to properly maintain your sink. It will provide detailed instructions for cleaning your garbage disposal, which you ought to do regularly.

In the Event of a Plumbing Emergency, any Plumber Will Suffice

False! Every Tom, Dick, and Harry thinks they know a thing or two about plumbing, but in reality there are only a few real plumbers out there. Of course this is far from an impartial opinion, but Parker and Son’s seems to be the first name that comes to mind when consulting a Plumber.

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