There are several important residential plumbing myths that Northern Utah homeowners should be aware of to protect their plumbing system!
Bad habits are simply a part of human nature, but not correcting mistakes or warning signs within your residential plumbing system can end up developing very costly consequences for your entire home. The good news is that the Master Plumbers at Beehive Plumbing are here to support you and countless other households throughout Northern Utah, and one way we’ve supported our clients is by helping them better understand what is and isn’t good for their plumbing system.
There are many plumbing myths out there that can damage your property’s plumbing system if you aren’t fully aware of the truth, but you can always be rest assured that our specialists will go above and beyond to protect your home from current and future harm.
Below we’re going over common residential plumbing myths that you should know about!
Common Residential Plumbing Myths For Northern Utah Homeowners
Although there are many plumbing myths out there that homeowners everywhere should be aware of, the following are some of the most common myths we come across while supporting our customers throughout Northern Utah:
1. “Flushable Wipes Are OK To Go Down The Toilet”
The truth is that many people don’t realize that “flushable” wipes are actually very bad for your plumbing system, and they often are the cause of serious clogs. The only paper product that should ever be flushed is traditional toilet paper.
Things like wet wipes, paper towels, cotton balls and tampons will not deteriorate properly within your home’s pipes. This can end up causing a nasty blockage that’s best to be avoided at all costs! So although you may come across certain product labels that say “flushable”, you should trust our experts in that these products are many times the cause of serious plumbing repairs.
2. “Hard Water Is 100% Safe”
This is a tricky plumbing myth that a lot of Northern Utah households need to come to terms with. Although it’s true that hard water minerals like magnesium, calcium and iron aren’t all that harmful for your overall health, these minerals do in fact pose harm to your plumbing system, your dishes, your hair and your skin.
Hard water will always wear down your pipes much faster, which can result in re-piping projects. Hard water is also known for wrecking havoc on plumbing appliances like your dishwasher, washing machine, water heater, showerheads and other faucets. Your dishes will also likely look stained or dirty even after being washed!
Hard water will also commonly be the cause of skin and hair irritation from showering, but the good news is that the Beehive Plumbing team is here for you and your home when you need a water analysis. If we do find that you in fact have hard water at your home, we’ll recommend one of our water softeners to significantly boost the overall quality of your water supply.
3. “You Can Use Over-The-Counter Drain Cleaners And Wire Hangers For Alternatives To Professional Drain Cleaning”
You’ve likely heard of the plumbing hack in which you can straighten out a wire hanger and shove it down your drains to break up a pesky blockage. The big problem with this type of homemade drain snake is that it’ll likely scratch up your pipes and subsequently make it a lot easier for future clogs and other pipe problems to occur.
You should also be sure to not use over-the-counter drain cleaners to eliminate a clog within your pipes. These chemicals are always extremely toxic, and they eat away at your pipes after several uses. These products also tend to be ineffective when it comes to fully eliminating a clogged drain, so your issues will keep coming back again and again.
Your best option when you’re experiencing serious drain issues is to reach out to our industry specialists who can conduct professional and responsible drain cleaning strategies.
4. “You’re Going To Need A Water Heater Replacement When It Starts Making Loud Noises”
If you’re hearing loud noises coming from your water heater, then it’s a good option to have one of our specialists come to your home to check things out and potentially prepare a water heater repair. However, these types of sounds don’t always mean that you need a full-on replacement for your water heater!
There are many instances in which strange sounds coming from a water heater is due to sediment buildup within the heater’s tank, which means that you can get rid of these sounds by having the tank properly flushed out. If your strange sounds persist after a thorough flushing, then it may be time to consider a new water heater.
A lot of Northern Utah homeowners are sick and tired of the problems associated with traditional water heaters, which is why tankless water heaters are becoming a popular option throughout the entire region!
5. “You Can Put Grease Down Your Drains If You’re Careful To Water It Down”
It’s important that we’re very clear about this plumbing myth: fats, greases and oils must always go into your home’s trash bins and not down your drains. Grease clogs just so happen to be one of the worst types of clogs for your home’s plumbing system, and watering the grease down can actually make it congeal faster!
This can lead to very serious clogs within your kitchen and bathroom drains.
Reach Out To Our Residential Plumbing Specialists To Learn More About How We Can Support You And Your Northern Utah Home!
Beehive Plumbing has been a residential plumbing leader for over 20 years, so we’ve seen our fair share of household plumbing problems throughout Northern Utah. Our plumbing experts have undoubtedly supported past clients with the exact same types of issues you’re currently experiencing, so you can count on our specialists to quickly and effectively alleviate whatever you’re going through.
Contact us online or call us at 801-661-8155 to speak with our plumbing team today!