When it comes to maintenance on your home, your plumbing should be one of your top priorities. However, for many homeowners, this is not the case, and many homeowners don’t realize how important it is to get plumbing maintenance done. In addition, there are many myths homeowners believe about plumbing, which can lead to costly repairs down the road. Here are a few myths about plumbing and drain cleaning.

Drain Cleaner Solves Everything

While many homeowners believe that drain cleaner will solve all of their problems, there’s actually no real “quick-fix” when it comes to plumbing problems. Your plumbing might be temporarily fixed, but the entire problem won’t be resolved. Rather than using a temporary solution, calling in a plumbing professional is the better way to go to improve the long-term life of your plumbing.

Leaky Faucets Are Not a Major Problem

Leaky faucets aren’t a problem you can simply fixed fix by tightening a piece of a pipe. The truth is, leaky faucets are signs of a much bigger problem, and if not taken care of, can lead to bigger, more serious damage down the road. Taking immediate action and getting the problem fixed is the only way to avoid damage in the future.

A Lemon Peel Down the Disposal Will Clean It

There’s an overarching belief among garbage disposal owners that dropping a lemon peel down the drain will help clean the hardware. In reality, the only thing dropping a lemon down the drain will do is make it temporarily smell like lemon, and clog the drain. Lemon peels often clog the drain, and can often lead to bigger problems in the future.

Pipe Maintenance is Not Necessary

It’s a popular belief that the pipes in your home don’t need any maintenance, when in fact, they need regular maintenance. Your pipes can become clogged by numerous object over time, along with a great deal of sludge and slime that will build up and ruin your system as a hole. By keeping up with pipe maintenance and getting your home pipes cleaned, you’ll be able to avoid surprise problems and large repair bills.

If you’re having problems with the pipes in your home, or just want to set up a regular maintenance cleaning, give Action Plumbing a call today at 509-467-1717!