Nobody wants to deal with plumbing emergencies in their home, and most people take great care to make sure they don’t pop up. However, small things like drips and leaks can cause a lot of water damage as well, and if you’re like many homeowners, you may not take them as seriously as you need to.
There are also some common myths about plumbing that many homeowners believe that work against them. Below, you’ll find five of the worst that you should avoid if you want to keep water damage at bay.
Myth #1: In-tank cleaners are a good solution for toilet fixtures. They might seem like a good idea, but in-tank cleaners don’t get rid of bleach and can ruin the toilet fixtures in the long run.
The better solution is vinegar. Use vinegar down the tube to remove the build up completely.
Myth #2: Putting lemons in your disposal will keep smells from getting bad in your kitchen.
The truth is that the citric acid in lemons can corrode the metal in your disposal. Avoid putting them down your disposal.
Myth #3: Soap and water keep your disposal clean. In fact, they don’t always do a very good job.
Use sanitizing agents once a while to ensure a healthy kitchen and a disposal that is fresh.
Myth #4: Running water into the disposal can help clear clogs. While hot water can help move fat and other food particles, mostly it’s too late once you have a clog.
Instead, use a 4:1 ratio of water to waste when you put anything down the disposal to keep it moving.
Myth #5: Lifetime warranties guarantee a good, working product. Actually, they might just mean you spending a lot of time waiting on the repair person to show up at your house to replace a part or fix what went wrong.
Opt for quality products with good reviews and limited warranties instead.
Contact Kala Construction Inc. to prevent water damage and for your home plumbing repairs!
Robert Matheka is the Owner of Kala Construction Inc.., a leading water damage repairs. and restoration services provider in Ontario, CA. Our services include extraction of water and drying out the structure by using special extraction equipment, air movers, and dehumidification equipment to restore your property back to normal after a disaster.