Popular Plumbing Myths Debunked
Some plumbing myths have become so prevalent over the years that many people now genuinely believe them.
Plumbers are often called out to deal with problems that are caused by these myths, and if you are fooled into thinking they are real, they could cause you no end of problems, both financially and in terms of hassle.
So what are the most Popular Plumbing Myths Debunked?
1. Do-It-Yourself Is Easy
There are now countless books to read and online videos to watch, all providing tips for DIY plumbing.
Although many of these can be useful when it comes to fixing minor issues and, especially, preventing some problems from occurring, it is also responsible in part for the growing belief that plumbing is easy.
In short, it’s not. Tradespeople require years of training and special qualifications to carry out work on people’s pipes and fittings, and thinking that you can learn everything from a five-minute video is misguided. Plumbers sometimes find when they are called out to deal with a problem it can be that the owner has tried to have a go and ended up causing more problems as a result.
2. If Food Can Fit Down the Sink It Won’t Cause Any Problems
Most people have some notion of the idea that some things can cause bathroom and kitchen sinks to become blocked. However, many people still assume that if items of food, hair, and other such matter are small enough to go down the sink, they cannot cause any problems.
In fact, most blockages are caused by exactly such things. The ideal is to only allow water to go down the sink. Obviously that is not always practical, but the effort should be made to prevent as many solids from going down the plughole as possible–and that includes oil.
3. Hiring a Professional is Expensive
Although hiring a qualified tradesperson is not always cheap, you have to put the cost into perspective. Plumbers who are called out to local households perform an invaluable job, and they are always well worth the money.
For example, if you have a leaking pipe and you put off calling a tradesman, the damage can be catastrophic and can end up costing many times more than if you had just hired a one to start with.
Or, if you decide to do some DIY but you really don’t know what you are doing, the damage can again be incredibly expensive.
So it always pays to put these issues into perspective, and even if it does cost you money, the chances are that you are making a good financial decision.
Banish the Myths
Myths such as the ones above are so prevalent that many people end up causing themselves no end of problems by believing them.
Plumbers can be a very worthwhile investment when something goes wrong, so steer clear of these myths and save yourself money and hassle.
Don’t let the myths get to you in your Waterloo home. Call Dalton Plumbing, Heating & Cooling at (319) 266-3513 today, and overcome these plumbing myths!