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Unraveling Plumbing Myths: Insights from DrainPro Solutions

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Let's Bust Some Myths!

Welcome back to our blog! Manny here, from DrainPro Solutions, where we’re committed to not only fixing your pipes but also clearing up misconceptions about plumbing. In our experience, myths can lead to unnecessary repairs and costs. So let’s dive deeper into these common myths, debunk them with facts, and provide you with knowledgeable insights to better care for your plumbing system.

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Myth 1: Lemons Clean and Deodorize Your Garbage Disposal

It’s a common practice to drop lemon slices into the garbage disposal to clean and freshen it up. Lemons can temporarily make your disposal smell citrusy, but they do not clean it. 

In fact, the acid in lemons can corrode the metal parts over time. To clean your disposal effectively, use a mixture of gentle dish soap and warm water. 

Pour this mixture into the disposal while it’s running to clean and degrease the blades and interior.

Myth 2: Running Water Helps in Disposing of All Waste

Many people believe that as long as there is a steady stream of water, anything can go down the disposal. Unfortunately, this isn’t true. 

Items like grease, oil, eggshells, coffee grounds, and fibrous vegetables can still clog your disposal and pipes, regardless of the water flow. 

These substances can stick to the pipes or blades, creating stubborn clogs that are challenging to clear without professional help.

Myth 3: A Brick in the Toilet Tank Saves Water 

Placing a brick in the toilet tank is an old trick aimed at reducing water usage. The idea is that the brick takes up space, thus reducing the water needed per flush. 

However, bricks can erode and damage the internal mechanisms of the toilet. A better and more modern solution is to install a low-flow toilet designed to use less water efficiently.

Myth 4: ‘Flushable’ Wipes are Safe for the Toilet 

Despite being labeled ‘flushable,’ many wipes do not break down as rapidly as toilet paper. They are a primary cause of clogs in sewer systems and can lead to expensive repairs. The safest practice is to dispose of all wipes, even those marked as flushable, in the trash can.

Myth 5: Plungers Can Resolve All Types of Clogs 

Plungers are handy tools for simple, superficial clogs, primarily in toilets and sinks. However, not all clogs are plunger-friendly, especially those deep within the plumbing system. Some blockages require professional tools and techniques, such as motorized drain snakes or hydro-jetting, to effectively remove them.

Myth 6: All Plumbers Provide Similar Services 

Plumbing is a diverse field, and plumbers specialize in various areas with different levels of expertise. At DrainPro Solutions, our team comprises licensed professionals trained in the latest plumbing techniques and technologies. We ensure our clients receive high-quality, specialized services tailored to their specific needs.

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Myth 7: A Dripping Faucet is Just a Minor Annoyance

A dripping faucet might seem inconsequential, but it can lead to significant water waste and increased utility bills over time. Even a slow drip can waste gallons of water each day. Fixing leaks promptly is not only environmentally responsible but also cost-effective in the long run.

Myth 8: In-Tank Toilet Cleaners Are a Substitute for Regular Cleaning

In-tank cleaners can help maintain a clean appearance in the toilet bowl, but they don’t replace the need for regular manual cleaning. Moreover, some cleaners contain chemicals that can deteriorate the internal components of the toilet, leading to leaks and malfunctions.

Myth 9: Slow Draining Sinks Are Not a Sign of a Clog

If water is draining slowly, it’s often an early warning sign of a clog. Ignoring this can lead to a complete blockage, which is more complicated and expensive to fix. Regular maintenance and addressing slow drains promptly can prevent major plumbing issues.

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Myth 10: Over-The-Counter Drain Cleaners Are Safe and Effective

Commercial drain cleaners may provide a temporary solution, but they contain harsh chemicals that can corrode your pipes over time, leading to leaks and breaks. For persistent clogs, it’s safer and more effective to consult a professional plumber who can use appropriate methods to clear the blockage without damaging your pipes.

Myth 11: Tightening Fixtures as Much as Possible Prevents Leaks

Over-tightening plumbing fixtures can cause more harm than good. It can lead to stripped screws, broken fixtures, or cracked pipes, which can result in leaks and water damage. It’s essential to tighten fixtures firmly but gently to ensure a secure fit without causing damage.

Myth 12: Plumbing Systems Are Uniform Across All Homes

Every home’s plumbing system is unique, influenced by factors like the age of the house, materials used in the pipes, and the quality of installation and ongoing maintenance. Understanding the specific needs and quirks of your home’s plumbing system is crucial for proper care and maintenance.

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DrainPro Solutions Has Your Back!

At DrainPro Solutions, our goal is to provide not only top-notch plumbing services but also to educate our clients on best practices for maintaining their plumbing systems. 

By dispelling these myths, we aim to help you avoid common pitfalls and ensure the longevity and efficiency of your plumbing.

If you encounter a plumbing issue or need advice on maintaining your system, feel free to reach out to us. 

Our team of experts is always ready to offer effective solutions and professional advice tailored to your unique situation. Keep following our blog for more insights and tips from your dedicated plumbing experts at DrainPro Solutions!

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I feel lucky that I came across Manny’s business when my old water heater started leaking and needed to be replaced quickly. Manny was super responsive, communicated everything and was priced fairly. He and Amir did a great job with the work and went above and beyond to take care of me. I also asked Manny about replacing my toilet and they completed that well too. I’ll be recommending them to friends and family for any plumbing needs.
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Very professional and reliable service provided in short notice. I called and Manny made available for me the same day. They came on time, did fantastic job in reasonable price. They keep work area covered and left with a clean site. Worked free on other minor repair- fixing the faucet (with no charge). I will recommend Drainpro Solution to anyone looking for a perfect and timely job.
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Manny was prompt, described the situation to me, and quoted me a price. His work ethic exceeded my expectations. The work was not as involved as he first thought so he adjusted the amount of the bill accordingly. He did a great job. He was a personable, no-nonsense business man which we appreciated. I would hire him again. Also, he is bi-lingual which helps.

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Manny has been out to my house twice now because the work was done so well the first time and the price was perfect for us. Not only did he knock the job out and get it done quick he was professional and kept me informed throughout the project. I definitely recommend him and jis company and like i told him before he my lifelong plummer now . Definitely will be in contact with his company for future work

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