Plumbing isn’t something that many homeowners are very knowledgeable about. In fact, there are a lot of myths that people believe that are perpetuated through many forms of media. You most likely unknowingly follow some myths and take your plumbing pipes for granted. That’s fine! That’s why plumbers exist. Here are some myths you should know to keep your pipes and drains in good shape.

Your Garbage Disposal Can Be Cleaned With Lemons

This is one of the most highly repeated plumbing myths. The only thing that putting lemons in your garbage disposal will do is make it smell like lemons. It does practically nothing to clean the garbage disposal. If anything, the citric acid may cause corrosion.

Here’s what you should do instead: fill your sink with cold water, soap, and ice cubes. Take the stopper out and turn the disposal on. This will actually promote the cleanliness and functionality of your garbage disposal.

The Disposal Can Process Any Food That Fits Inside

It’s a common belief that you can grind up any food with the garbage disposal as long as it fits in the drain. This is sadly not true. Plenty of foods will clog your sink even if the blades are able to slice them up. Oils, cooking grease, rice, pastas, vegetables, and coffee grounds can all clog up your drain quite easily. Opt for throwing these kinds of food in the trash instead!

Leaky Faucets Are Annoying But Not Serious

Sure, the “drip drop” might cause some minor disturbance, but a leaky faucet can’t be that bad, right? Wrong. This can lead to a huge waste of money and resources. Your home could be wasting 2,000 gallons of water per year due to a leaky faucet. Repairs can only get more expensive if you ignore your leaky faucet for a long time.

If you’re experiencing any plumbing problems, reach out to All Hours Plumbing SLC. Get your questions answered and your appliances fixed.