Debunking Common Plumbing Myths

When it comes to plumbing, there are numerous plumbing services myths and misconceptions that have been passed down through generations. At Thompson Plumbing, Heating & AC, we aim to educate our customers and debunk these myths to ensure they receive accurate information and make informed decisions.

Myth 1: Lemons are an Effective Drain Cleaner

Many people believe that using lemons as a natural drain cleaner is an effective solution. However, while lemons may provide a fresh citrus scent, they lack the necessary strength to dissolve stubborn clogs. Professional drain cleaning methods from experienced plumbers are often required to properly clear blockages and restore proper drainage.

Myth 2: Putting a Brick in the Toilet Tank Saves Water

This myth suggests that placing a brick in the toilet tank will displace water and reduce the amount of water used per flush. However, this practice can actually damage the tank’s components and lead to leaks or other issues. Modern toilets are designed to use the optimal amount of water for efficient flushing, and toilet repair or replacement by a professional is a better solution if water conservation is a concern.

Myth 3: Hot Water Heater Flushes are Unnecessary

  1. Sediment buildup: Over time, mineral deposits and sediment can accumulate in the tank, reducing efficiency and increasing energy costs.
  2. Extended lifespan: Regular flushing helps remove this buildup, extending the lifespan of your water heater and preventing premature failure.
  3. Improved performance: A flushed water heater operates more efficiently, providing consistent hot water and reducing the risk of leaks or other issues.

At Thompson Plumbing, Heating & AC, we recommend regular water heater maintenance, including flushing, to ensure optimal performance and longevity.

By separating fact from fiction, Thompson Plumbing, Heating & AC aims to provide customers with reliable information and high-quality services. Contact us today for all your plumbing, heating, and air conditioning needs.