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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Plumbing Myths: 3 mysteries debunked

Plumbing Myths
 1. Plunging the toilet will clear any blockage in your toilet
In a modern family home, especially one with small children, you can often find an array of items that have found their way into the toilet bowl unexpectedly. People often make the mistake of plunging these items and end up making the blockage worse by further pushing the object in to the pipe or even into the toilet trap seal. A better option is to try and hook the item out by hand or using strong wire hook.

2. Keeping the water running whilst the garbage disposal is being used will help the waste travel smoothly down the drain
When using a garbage disposal unit, most homeowners believe that almost anything can pass through the system, so long as the tap is running water freely. This is certainly not the case, as food items such as hard fruit rinds, eggshells, banana peels and even sticky spaghetti can cause damage to the disposal blades and cause a blockage. If you still wish to dispose of your left-overs this way, you should break up the food into very small pieces before you proceed.

3. Home plumbing systems are self-maintaining
Out of all of the common plumbing myths, this is probably the one that will cause you the most problems in the future. The notion that your home plumbing system is self-maintaining is completely false. As a homeowner, you should routinely inspect and maintain your sinks, faucets, toilets and pipes and make sure that any sign of damage should be addressed immediately. Remember, prevention is better than cure
Spartan Pluming is a full service plumber serving the Medford areaCall our office today at (541) 500-1787.

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