Common Plumbing Myths

Posted on: October 27, 2014

It isn’t always easy to know when your Tampa home needs plumbing repairs.  It can be even more difficult to separate fact from fiction when it comes to plumbing misbeliefs. Some common myths you may have heard concerning your water system include:

Myth #1: If it’s draining, there is no problem.
Even if it looks like it went down the drain with no problem, hair could be clogging your shower. When it builds up in the pipes, you could end up with a messy situation. Putting large pieces of food into the garbage disposal can also cause buildups and stoppages. To avoid having to call for plumbing repairs, ensure you only put safe things in your garbage disposal and consider investing in a hair catcher for your shower.

Myth #2: Plumbing never requires maintenance.
Your home’s water system is made to be strong; however, it still needs some occasional maintenance. Pipes can corrode, rot, and break over time. Hard water and no maintenance will cause deterioration much quicker than normal. Instead, regular plumbing repairs and maintenance by professionals will keep your Tampa home working like new.

Myth #3: A dripping faucet is normal.
It is surprising how many people think that a dripping faucet is nothing to worry about. In fact, a dripping faucet is literally money down the drain, so it’s imperative that you call a technician to repair it before things get worse.

Myth #4: Chemical drain clog removers are the best.
Many of the chemical drain cleaners you buy in stores will be able to remove the stoppage, but they will also corrode your pipes. Instead, for smaller clogs, use boiling water, vinegar, and baking soda to break it up. For larger ones, you should call an expert as soon as possible.

Myth #5: All plumbers are the same.
While all plumbers may offer the same services on paper, in reality, plumbing repairs can be very different.  Midway Services is the Tampa local business you can trust in handling all your pipe issues or maintenance needs. With over 50 years of experience, and our variety of residential services, we can handle whatever issue you may be facing.

To learn more about Midway or to request a quote give us a call today. All of our technicians are licensed, certified, and insured, and we offer 24/7 emergency services to the entire Tampa Bay area.