You can believe anything you read on the Internet, right? Wrong! While there is a lot of great information out there, there is also a lot of garbage. Separating truth from myth can be hard to do without the help of a professional. Often myths about home maintenance are passed down from generation to generation, but what was true 50 or even 30 years ago may not be true today. The expert plumbing team at Indy Renovation is here to set the record straight on some of the most common plumbing myths they come across.

Top Plumbing Myths

You Can Hold Off on Fixing a Leaky Faucet

Even small leaks can create big problems. They are bad for the environment and bad for your water bill, so get them fixed right away. 

Garbage Disposals and Toilets Can Handle Anything

Even though they are pretty tough plumbing components in your home, garbage disposals and toilets should only be used for certain kinds of waste. Avoid causing serious toilet clogs, and don’t flush baby wipes, sanitary napkins, litter, or food. Hard food waste such as egg shells, bones, banana peels, and fruit pits can severely damage your garbage disposal. 

Use a Lemon to Clean Your Garbage Disposal

Many people think that throwing a lemon into the garbage disposal will clean it but, in fact, the lemon peel can damage the disposal. It provides a lemony fresh scent, but this is only a temporary fix. Use white vinegar to safely clean, disinfect, and deodorize your disposal. 

Boiling Water Wipes Grease Out of a Drain

You might think that pouring boiling water down a drain would melt the grease stuck to the sides of the pipes and carry it down the drain. However, the boiling water can actually harden the grease, making the clog worse. Next time, don’t put grease down a drain. But if you do end up with a grease clog, call the professionals. 

When it comes down to it, plumbing issues should not be taken lightly, and you should never hesitate to call in the pros. From bathroom remodeling and sump pump installation to leaky pipes and clogged drains, the plumbing team at Indy Renovation has the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to complete your home project. To find out more or to get an estimate, contact us today at (317) 375-4464.

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