When it comes to plumbing, there is a lot of misinformation that gets passed around. Many myths exist about what can and cannot be done to your plumbing system, and when the right time to call a plumber is. We’ve compiled a list of some very common plumbing myths that our team of licensed plumbers has come across, to help homeowners better understand that believing these myths can be detrimental to your plumbing system.

Drain Issues Are Easy to Find

Some drain problems can be obvious, like backups or when a toilet is completely clogged and won’t drain. However, it is a slow process to get to that point, and likely from everyday use there are sections of your plumbing system where food particles have begun to build up, and you may not have noticed it yet. This is why it is important to have regular home plumbing inspections, to ensure that these small issues do not turn into more dramatic issues.

I Don’t Need to Worry About Low Water Pressure

Many people simply learn to live with low water pressure, and don’t call a licensed plumber to look into what is causing the issue. In most cases, it may be something simple that is causing the issue, such as valves that aren’t opening all the way, or an old showerhead in need of replacing. However, it could be an early warning sign of a larger issue.

Chemical Drain Cleaner Will Fix It

A common myth that homeowners often believe is that they can quickly fix a clogged drain with chemical drain cleaner. Although it seems promising, chemical drain cleaner will not fix the internal problem, but rather damage the drain pipes. This can cause you problems with your pipes in the future. Seeking professional assistance from a licensed plumber is the best route to take!

Clogs Can Be Handled By Anyone

Although a plumber may not be required for all types of clogs, a majority of blockages result in more extensive problems in the future. Many say that anyone can use a solution of vinegar, baking soda, and boiling water, to remove any small blockage. However, it is safest to trust a professional before potentially causing a more aggressive blockage in your pipes. Contact a licensed plumber at the first sign of an issue.

Call a Licensed Plumber

If you are experiencing plumbing issues, contact Wellbrook Plumbing today. Our team of licensed plumbers will help resolve the issue effectively and efficiently. Call us at 289-686-4695 or click below.

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