Be careful, because many plumbing myths can lead to expensive damage!
You have to be extremely careful about what advice you follow in this day and age. There is so much information out there, but not all of it is true. In fact, there are many plumbing myths out there that could actually end up damaging your plumbing system. In our previous blog, our Belleville plumber set the record straight about many common expensive plumbing myths, and today, we’ll be finishing up this blog series by debunking these last few plumbing myths:
Myth #5. You should keep your toilet clean with tank tablets.
Imagine a tablet that cleans your toilet so you don’t have to. If it sounds too good to be true, you’re right, it is! The bleach in these tank tablets can actually corrode your toilet’s tank. Using those tablets might save you a little time cleaning your toilet, but in six months or more, you could end up having to replace your toilet!
Myth #6. It’s okay to flush wipes in your toilet as long as they are flushable.
Unlike toilet paper, wipes aren’t biodegradable, which means that they won’t break down. Eventually, those wipes are going to build up and form a clog, and you may need the help of a professional to clean them out of your plumbing. If you want to use wipes, throw them away instead of flushing them, even if the packaging says that they are flushable!
Myth #7. You can clean your bathroom fixtures with handsoap.
While soap may be able to remove the grime from your bathroom fixtures, it can also corrode them. Instead of cleaning them with soap, clean your faucets gently with baking soda and cut lemons.