Common Myths About Plumbing Repair

Posted on: June 11, 2014

You may have heard tips and tricks about maintaining the plumbing system of your Palm Harbor home, but do you know which of those are true and which cause issues that require plumbing repairs? Midway Services can debunk these myths and help with any plumbing repairs you may need. Here are some common plumbing myths that homeowners believe:

Lemons can freshen up your garbage disposal

While the smell may freshen up your system for a few weeks, the acid in the citrus fruit can corrode the metal and cause bigger problems for your plumbing. The better alternative is using ice. It may be noisy, but it will clean the metal parts of your system without causing damage.

Little maintenance is required for plumbing systems

This is one of the most dangerous myths of all, because homeowners who believe it may run into dangerous issues later on. Your plumbing system works very hard, and just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean everything is okay. There is always a possibility that a serious problem is developing in your system. Regular professional checkups can prevent damage and save money in the long run. You should have your plumbing system looked at least twice a year.

Use in-tank toilet cleaners

While these products may claim to clean out the buildup in your tank, in reality, they just bleach it. Over time, this build-up can cause serious damage to your toilet. Try using vinegar in the overflow tube to get rid of the buildup.

Running water is helpful while using the garbage disposal

It is common belief that if you run water down the garbage disposal, it is easier for waste to travel down. Thick, hard or large waste can damage your system, despite the water you run down it. Think twice before putting banana peels, egg shells or chicken bones down your disposal. You will save yourself money for plumbing repairs in the long run.
If your Palm Harbor home is in need of plumbing repairs, call Midway services today at 813.369.5983, and one of our trained technicians will assist you with your plumbing needs.


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