The Ultimate Guide to Plumbing Myths and Facts

Posted by on 23-03-2022

The ultimate guide to plumbing myths and facts

Debunking myths around plumbing is crucial for you to gain the necessary knowledge around your own home.

What can you do to prevent mishaps? Are you unable to grasp technical terms? Drain King takes pride in providing you with a complete guide on the most common myths that many of us fall for.

It’s important to familiarize yourself with plumbing myths that you may or may not have heard about. Be it leaky faucets, clogged drains, or inspecting garbage disposals, at Drain King, we make it both our priority and responsibility to debunk the myths surrounding the world of plumbing. Let’s take it from the top.

Plumbing Myths and Facts

“Leaky faucets shouldn’t concern you.”

Sure, leaky faucets are a fairly common problem in Canada and around the globe, but that isn’t an indicator for normalizing it. Small leaks in one home can collectively result in wasting gallons of water, not only costing you money on your water bill, but increasing the risk of flooding in the future.

“Liquid drain cleaners are the best products to unclog drains.”

While pouring a liquid down your clogged drain sounds like a seamless idea, it may not always be ideal. Let us explain.

Have you considered that the chemicals in the liquid could potentially damage the pipes in your drain over time? Not only are those chemicals corrosive, but they’re highly expensive too, and in most cases, they have little to no evidence that prove their effectiveness.

While it is great to unclog your drain, it is not solving the core issue of what causes your drain to congest over time. You could think of it as a bandaid, rather than treatment. By getting annual checks by Drain King’s plumbers, you can ensure that any clogging issue is quickly resolved, at no hassle for you. We can also see if the clogged drain is connected to a bigger problem and quickly address it if something is awry.

“Flushable wipes are fine to flush down the drain.”

This is quite untrue. “Flushable wipes” are made with plastic and synthetic fibres, which make them unsustainable for the environment and your local community. The material they’re made with makes them extremely difficult to flush. While they can go down the drain just enough to disappear from your toilet bowl, chances are they’re going to get stuck in sewage equipment, and if this happens in your sewer line, it can clog your entire drainage system.

Did you know that flushable wipes amount to $250 million in damages across Canada alone? This is a hefty amount to pay for a completely preventable problem.

“Using a plunger for a clogged sink is a good idea.”

While it is alright to use a plunger for a clogged sink, there are two things you must keep in mind. First, a toilet plunger and a sink plunger should be two different appliances, and not used for each other for sanitary reasons.

Second, one must keep in mind that they shouldn’t use a plunger for a clogged sink after pouring down a drain cleaner. This is because the suction of the plunger causes the liquids to push back up and can lead to serious skin burns from the chemicals packed in the drain cleaner.

“It’s smart to put a brick in your toilet tank to save water.”

Research has found that putting a brick in your toilet tank doesn’t play an integral role in saving water while flushing. In fact, it causes the brick to disintegrate over time and creates issues with the toilet’s flapper. A toilet’s flapper is the key to efficient draining, and if it is damaged, more water will be wasted when flushing and in some cases it will require a complete replacement, which can be quite costly.

“Every plumber has the same credentials.”

This is false. Just like any other profession, plumbers have different areas of expertise and training. Rest assured, at Drain King Plumbers, we make it a point to provide you with the best service for your unique needs. Did you know that Drain King Plumbers are the number one choice for all things plumbing? From drain maintenance to flood prevention, we do it all. Our prioritizing work ethic speaks for itself with our round-the-clock services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Why work with Drain King plumbers?

We offer services on weekends and holidays, 365 days a year, without charging any extra fees. We take pride in fixing everything from broken or leaky faucets, burst pipes, and clogged drains to flooded sewers, kitchens, and washrooms, too.

Moreover, we guarantee you reduced downtime so that you can resume your day-to-day schedule without any disturbance. Now that you’re aware of our emergency services, let us walk you through our long-term prevention options.

While our plumbers perform annual inspections around your house, from the leaky faucet to your basement’s sump pump, they’re more than happy to educate you on the prevention and maintenance of your drainage system. This includes scheduling proactive replacements, the A-Z on why avoiding liquid drain cleaners is crucial, and understanding the various parts of your drainage system, too.

Our plumbing services in Etobicoke embody a positive workaround that is not only convenient to your schedule, but one that respects your time and money. If you’re interested in learning more about other ideal methods for preserving and maintaining your plumbing system, we’re one phone call away. You can call us at 833-983-5663 or contact us here online.

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