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Get the Truth on the Plumbing Myths

May 29, 2015

Popular Plumbing Myths Debunked

Greenwood Plumber Taking care of the plumbing in any home is always best left to a professional plumbing company as the problems of water causing damage to any home can have a major effect on the structure of a home and the appliances within.

There are a series of plumbing myths that all plumbers would like to see be debunked as they can result in extra damage caused to a property and increase the costs for any homeowner to undertake repairs.

A Leaking Faucet is Not a Long Term Problem

In most homes, the homeowner will no that at least one of their faucets is leaking on a regular basis and must make the decision of how best to repair it.

Any plumbing repair should always be left to a professional who can make sure the repair completed is of the highest quality and means any repair has a longer lifespan than those completed on a DIY basis.

A leaking faucet is a sign that a part of the system is no longer working correctly and can result in the entire faucet system no longer working correctly and in need of replacement.

A dripping faucet can also be annoying for the homeowner and result in an unsightly stain appearing on the sink or tub when left without repair for a long period of time.

Dripping Faucet Will Protect my Pipes Throughout the Winter

A dripping faucet is often recommended when the temperature falls below freezing and a homeowner does not want their pipes to freeze.

This is a good option that many professional plumbers recommend, but taking care of outdoor pipes is another way a homeowner can take care of their pipes and plumbing.

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A professional plumber can winterize pipes for the colder months and make sure that outdoor and hidden pipes do not freeze, burst and result in high water bills and an expensive repair.

Flushable Wipes Can be Placed in a Toilet Bowl

There is a growing trend for flushable wipes to be used in bathrooms, but these wipes are not all they seem.

The flushable wipe is often thicker and made of different materials and does not degrade in the same way as toilet paper.

These wipes can often get caught up in bends within sewer pipes and cause a blockage that is difficult to remove, which results in a plumber needing to unclog the line.

Don’t let the myths get to you in your Greenwood home. Call Johnson Heating & Cooling at (317) 881-7738 today, and overcome these plumbing myths!

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