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Fact or Fiction? 4 Common Plumbing Myths Debunked!

Almost everyone with access to the internet will turn to the World Wide Web for answers to their everyday question. While this is a wonderful convenience, plenty of inaccurate information is right at your fingertips – especially regarding plumbing.

The experts at Bishop Plumbing, Heating & Cooling are here to debunk some common plumbing myths so you can make informed decisions and avoid costly mistakes. 

Myth 1: Flushable Wipes are Safe for Flushing

One of the biggest plumbing misconceptions is that flushable wipes are safe to flush down the toilet. However, this could not be farther from the truth. Flushable wipes do not disintegrate like toilet paper and can still lead to clogs and blockages. Remember, only toilet paper and waste should be flushed down the toilet – no exceptions! 

Myth 2: Running Water Helps Flush Grease Down the Drain

Grease should never be put down the drain, even if you run water simultaneously to ‘flush’ it down. Grease solidifies as it cools, potentially causing blockages. Instead, use a separate container to dispose of the grease.

Myth 3: Drain Cleaners Will Solve Your Clogged Drain Problems

Although drain cleaners are advertised as safe options for clogged drains, take caution. Liquid drain cleaners can worsen your clogged drain woes by corroding your plumbing pipes and creating more damage. Opt for safer methods like plungers or consider professional assistance.

Myth 4: Lemon Peels are Great for Garbage Disposals

There’s a high chance someone has told you to put lemon peels down your garbage disposal to clean and freshen it. The stringy, fibrous nature of peels can wrap around the disposal blades, leading to blockages. So next time, leave this citrusy fruit for lemonade – not for your disposal. 

Dispelling these common plumbing myths is crucial for maintaining a healthy plumbing system all year long. By understanding what is fact and what is fiction, you can protect your pipes, avoid unnecessary blockages, and ensure the longevity of your plumbing.

For reliable and efficient plumbing assistance in your Illinois home, give Bishop Plumbing, Heating & Cooling a call at (847) 908-9770 or schedule your appointment online

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