Top 5 Plumbing Myths

Dec 18, 2015

Myth 1- Lemon peels are a great way to freshen a garbage disposal:

It’s understandable that a garbage disposal will start to smell after a while, especially after having all kinds of
smelly foods in it. A garbage disposal can be cleaned with lemon rinds,
but not every disposal unit can handle them, and it’s possible that
they may get stuck in the unit or even end up damaging it. There are more
effective ways to get a fresh smelling garbage disposal that doesn’t
damage the unit, try liquid based fresheners instead to improve odors
in your Sterling home.

Myth 2- Crushed ice will sharpen the blades of my garbage disposal:

Although crushed ice can be used in a garbage disposal unit, it’s
mostly used as a way to freshen the unit, especially if warm water is
used afterward, but the crushed ice will not sharpen the blades.

Myth 3- Every plumber is the same:

No two plumbers are exactly the same, and each plumber has their own set
of skills that they can bring to the table. Although each plumber has
to have basic plumbing skills, some are more talented because they can
install a dishwasher, install a refrigerator to the water supply, installing
a garbage disposal unit and more. Some plumbers have had extra schooling,
so they’ve learned everything they possibly could about plumbing,
so not every plumber is going to have the same plumbing training, so you’ll
want to shop around when looking for a good plumber.

Myth 4- There is no need to check your plumbing system unless there is a clog:

Prevention is on of the best ways to avoid getting a clog in the first
place, and you can only prevent a clog by doing maintenance. If you constantly
maintain your pipes and plumbing system by checking it regularly for problems,
then it’s unlikely you’ll get clogs or other detrimental plumbing
issues in the future. It’s also a good idea to have a plumber come
out once a year to check your systems in full for any possible issues.

Myth 5- It’s perfectly normal to have low water pressure sometimes:

This is not only misinformation but something that can become a big problem
later. If you have low water pressure, then it’s likely that you
have a leak, especially if the pressure goes up and down at times, so
check for leaks and get a local Sterling plumber out right away.

Don’t make uneducated assumptions about your Sterling, VA plumbing
system. Call Cardinal Plumbing, Heating & Air Inc. at (703) 541-8489 for the quality you deserve.


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