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Plumbing Myths: Liquid Cleaners, Toilets, Main Sewer Repairs

Plumbing Myths: Liquid Cleaners, Toilets, Main Sewer Repairs

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the most pervasive myths out there about the realm of plumbing -- and debunked them. Having the proper information about your plumbing system is very important, and because these kinds of misconceptions get in the way of that, we're regularly on the lookout for them and will be happy to set the record straight for any of our clients. 

This is just one of numerous areas of value we provide at Neighborly Plumbing & Services, where we offer services ranging from general plumbing repair to sewer line work, drain cleaning and many others. Here are a few more of the most common myths we hear about plumbing and plumbing systems, plus the correct information in each of these areas.

Myth #4: Liquid Drain Cleaners Are Good to Use Regularly

While very rarely using a liquid drain cleaner is not going to do any long-term damage to your system, doing so on a regular basis can actually end up being counterproductive. The problem is that these cleaners are mostly composed of harsh chemicals that will eat away at your pipes over time if used too frequently, which can lead to leaks and other problems down the road.

We've seen major damage done to pipes by overzealous use of these cleaners, and often times it could have all been avoided with a simple call to our shop for a drain cleaning. This is a much less invasive way of taking care of clogged drains, and one that will not cause any damage to your system.

Myth #5: Running Water Helps Flush Toilets

This is a common one that we hear all the time, but it's actually not true. When you flush a toilet, the water in the bowl does not get flushed out -- only the water in the tank. And while it is important to keep that water clean, running extra water down won't help do that. In fact, it can actually make things worse by diluting the water in your toilet tank and then leaving you with a constant need to refill.

Myth #6: Main Sewer Line Issues Are Easy to Repair

We're not sure where this myth came from, but we hear it all the time. The main sewer line is actually a very important part of your plumbing system, and any work that needs to be done on it needs to be handled by professional plumbers with specialized equipment and expertise. Trying to do this type of repair yourself can lead to disaster, not only causing property damage but also potentially requiring costly repairs.

If you have any questions about your plumbing system or think you may need repairs, don't hesitate to give us a call at Neighborly Plumbing & Services. We'll be happy to come out and take a look, and we'll always give you an honest assessment of what needs to be done -- while setting you straight on any myths or misconceptions you may have heard about the world of plumbing.

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