6 Plumbing Myths That Actually Cost You Money
Today we’re going to bust 6 plumbing myths that actually cost you money, instead of helping you save. Just like any area of home maintenance, you probably want to keep your costs down but still have everything run effectively.
But there are some areas where you just shouldn’t cut corners – and plumbing is definitely one of them. Here are what our Perth plumbers consider to be the top 6 plumbing myths that actually cost you money.
Myth #1 – Fix A Leaking Tap By Tightening It
It seems like the obvious solution, doesn’t it? If your tap is dripping then it can’t have been properly turned off, so you should just turn it tighter.
This actually puts extra strain on your tap without solving the root cause of the leaking. Usually the tap will simply require a new washer – they cost very little and are easy to replace – if you’d rather leave it to the professionals, our Perth plumbers can help!
Myth #2 – Use Soap To Clean Your Taps
Soap cleans everything, right? Taps are one element of your bathroom, kitchen, or laundry that is often exposed to the elements. Water (obviously), as well as cold and extreme heat, and usually on a daily basis. So it follows that they’ll need regular cleaning from things like lime scale, dirt and soap build-up.
However, regular hand soap is not ideal for cleaning taps. A non-toxic bathroom cleaner and a good scrub with a toothbrush will get any stubborn dirt off, and then a simple rub and wipe down with a sponge or cloth is all you need to do to clean your taps effectively.
Myth #3 – A Drain Is Only Blocked When The Water Won’t Go Down
Most people only realise their drains are blocked when nothing does down anymore. However, blockages don’t happen overnight. They take weeks or even months to build up and you should notice the flow of water slowing down well before the drain is completely blocked.
Using a drain cleaner solution on a regular basis will help to break down any potential blockages that may be manifesting in your pipes.
Myth #4 – Plungers Can Fix Any Clogged Toilet
Not true. Plungers can only clear so much. If your plunger is just not cutting it, it’s time to call a good plumber in Perth.
Myth #5 – You Can Flush Lots Of Different Things Down Your Toilet
Of course you can’t! Even those so-called flushable wipes aren’t great for your toilet or drains. Just stick to toilet paper and you’ll be saving yourself a whole heap of headaches and money.
Myth #6 – All Plumbers Are The Same
This is definitely one of the biggest myths when it comes to plumbing. Anyone can be a plumber, but to be a qualified, licensed, honest and reliable plumber takes something else.
When choosing a plumber in Perth, make sure they come recommended or can provide you with all their license numbers and testimonials from happy customers. Covering most of the Perth metro area from Joondalup to Rockingham, Perth-Fection Plumbing can help you with your plumbing problems or maintenance. Call us on 0451 781 384 or contact us online today.