When it comes to understanding how your plumbing works, there are unfortunately some myths and misconceptions being passed on from homeowner to homeowner. Armbrust Plumbing is the leading provider of Illinois plumbing and heating solutions and our team is trained to handle a wide variety of plumbing issues. Below are three more common plumbing myths that end up costing homeowners everywhere.
Your Drain is Only Clogged if Water Stops Going Down
Just because your shower water seemingly flows down the drain with no issue doesn’t mean the pipes are all clear. If you notice that the water is draining slowly, or slower than usual, that can be a tell-tale sign that something is blocked in your pipes. Another indication can be the drainage sounds. Drains, plug holes, and toilet flushes that make gurgling sounds as water makes its way down can mean that it’s time to clean them out!
Hand Soap is perfect for Cleaning Your Plumbing Fixtures
Hand soap may be a convenient cleaning option in a pinch, but depending on what type of fixtures you have it may be doing more harm than good. Only gentle cleaning solutions, such as lemons and baking soda, should be used on brass fixtures. Toilet bowls on the other hand, need to be wiped down with a hefty disinfectant as they are breeding grounds for germs and bacteria.
Don’t ruin your plumbing by following these common misconceptions! If you’re concerned your plumbing systems are not functioning properly, give Armbrust Plumbing a call today at (630) 547-7500.