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Popular Plumbing Myths Debunked

Today, when it comes to your plumbing there are so many myths to take into account.

Thankfully, once you educate yourself on all the facts, you can move past these myths. Below are some of the most common plumbing myths you will encounter.

Lemons Left in Your Garbage Disposal

Many homeowners have heard the myth that if you stuff lemons in your garbage disposal, you will both be able to clean the disposal and leave your kitchen smelling fresh.

This is not the case, though. If you leave lemons at your disposal, it will create a smell but not the one you’re going for.

It won’t make your kitchen smell better. In fact, lemons can be damaging to your garbage disposal.

That’s because citric acid has the power to corrode the metal parts found inside the garbage disposal. It is best not to put any lemons in your garbage disposal, despite the myths you hear.

Pour Water into the Disposal to get the Waste Moving Around Better

A lot of homeowners have heard the myth where if you run water while using your garbage disposal, the waste in there will flush away much more smoothly.

This is not true. Actually, many times you will still have to turn off your garbage disposal and reach way into the unit to get rid of any clogs or food jams that occur.

All that running water will do is make your water bills go way up as you are actually wasting water here. You are not really solving any problems like you think you are.

Bathroom Fixtures and Faucets

While soap and water are definitely known for getting your hands and clothes spotless, these items should not be used on your bathroom fixtures and faucets.

Instead, you should opt for specialty cleaners. These products are made specifically to clean your bathroom and kitchen fixtures.

When you use soap and water on your faucets, you’re actually causing the fixtures to corrode and peel.

This will leave the metal looking extremely damaged while causing a whole slew of other problems.

There are even some cleaners out on the market that are designed for each and every fixture, as it both cleans and protects the finish.

Don’t let the myths get to you in your Austin home. Call S & D Plumbing today, and overcome these plumbing myths!

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