Fact Checking 5 Common Plumbing Maintenance Myths in Lake Charles, LA and Beaumont, TX

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Common Plumbing Maintenance MythsWhen it comes to plumbing maintenance, fact is always better than fiction! Believing in and practicing popular plumbing myths can cause a lot more harm than good, and can lead to plumbing problems that could have otherwise been prevented. Getting straight to the facts about plumbing can help you avoid unnecessary plumbing problems!

With our highly rated plumbing repair services in Lake Charles, LA and Beaumont, TX, Roto-Rooter has earned a reputation for taking the guesswork out of plumbing maintenance. We love working with our customers to help them separate plumbing fact from fiction, and you can always count on the experience of our professional plumbers!

Can you guess whether these common plumbing maintenance myths are actually true?

Fact or falsehood…?

  • You can toss anything down your garbage disposal as long as the water is running Falsehood! Garbage disposals are tough, but certain foods and types of kitchen waste have no business being in your garbage disposal. Grease, oil, and tough, fibrous foods are better tossed in the trash and not the sink, where they can cause funky garbage disposal odors and clogs.
  • Chemical drain cleaners aren’t all that effective Fact! The label might say it’s like having a plumber in the bottle, but chemical drain cleaners can’t safely remove drain clogs the way a professional plumber would! In reality, they usually cause more harm than good, and can corrode your plumbing pipes on top of being hazardous to you and the environment.
  • A noisy water heater is normal Falsehood! There’s nothing normal about the strange thudding sounds your water heater makes, so don’t assume it’s just part of how it does its job! These loud noises are caused by hard water scale interfering with the heating element. Not only does this make your water heater less efficient, but it will also cost you money in energy use and future repairs if ignored.
  • Flushable wipes shouldn’t be flushed Fact! Nothing is flushable about “flushable” wipes, and flushing them can lead to toilet clogs and major septic system problems. It’s important to know what can and can’t be flushed down your toilet, and if in doubt, simply toss it in the trash.
  • It’s ok to do DIY plumbing repairs to save money Falsehood! Without the right tools, professional training, and hands on experience, attempting plumbing repairs can be dangerous to both you and your plumbing system. It’s a huge waste of time and money, because you’ll only end up having to call a professional like us to get the job done right.

Plumbing is such an important part of your household’s comfort and safety, so it’s always best to err on the side of caution and fact. For plumbing repairs in Lake Charles, LA and Beaumont, TX that you can count on, call Roto-Rooter right away!

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