Top 5 Plumbing Myths

Top 5 Plumbing Myths

It can be common for homeowners to search for answers online when they encounter problems with their plumbing, and we’ve seen many interesting articles and videos that fail to separate fact from fiction – so here are a few of myths we feel are important to debunk!

Grinded lemons will freshen your kitchen disposal

Lemons, limes and oranges may smell fresh and contain acidity that could have you believe they’ll help clean your disposal. The problem is the acidity can actually corrode the metal surface. As leading Bournemouth plumbers, we always advise our clients to avoid the citrus home remedy. We recommend you try putting two cups of ice and one cup of salt down your disposal and then turn it on, as this can help to remove any unwanted sludge and debris – without corrosion!

A leaky tap isn’t a biggy

If your tap is leaking ever so slightly, it’s not a problem right? Wrong. A tap that’s dripping is not just annoying. Even it is dripping at a very slow rate, it has the potential to be really expensive, not just in terms of wasted water, but repairs. It’s always best to have this issue fixed quickly before major issues arise.

Concentrated bleach is best for stubborn toilet stains

Bleach is included in many off-the-shelf toilet-cleaning products, but it’s mixed with other chemicals to ensure it does not damage your toilet. You should not underestimate the power of concentrated bleach. It has the potential to cause major problems with the inner workings of your toilet. You may find that non-toxic and non-corrosive home remedies like baking soda and vinegar can be just as effective, without causing unnecessary damage.

Any plumber who’s available can give me the help I need

If you have an emergency on your hands, such as a major leak or a burst pipe, you may want to refrain from calling every plumber you find on Google or Facebook. Take the time to look for a plumber that’s experienced with many positive reviews that demonstrate their ability, efficiency and quality. Shore Plumbing and Heating are Bournemouth plumbers with many years of experience in the building, plumbing and heating trade. Not only do we work quickly and efficiently, charging very competitive rates, but we offer attention to detail and a determination to provide the highest quality, whether that be a repair, installation or maintenance task.

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