The definition of a myth is, "a widely held but false belief or idea." Some ideas we learn come to us from a young age, and others are passed along by well-meaning people on the internet. It doesn't matter how many times something is shared – if it isn't true, it doesn't become true by sharing. Here are a couple of plumbing myths that you shouldn't believe.
Myth #1 – Plumbing issues are easy to fix by yourself.
There are a few plumbing things you can do yourself, such as clean out the faucet nozzle if it gets filled with debris or replace a handle that's held on with just a screw. But if you are feeling at all apprehensive about a plumbing repair or installation, listen to those instincts and call a professional. It will usually save you from having to call them to fix the added problem you've inadvertently caused because you lack experience and the proper tools for the task.
Myth #2 – A garbage disposal can handle anything you give it.
There is a big difference between a garbage disposal and a garbage can. Don't confuse the two, or you'll end up with a jammed or destroyed disposal, serious clog, or failed septic system. Never put anything non-organic down the disposal and learn what items it doesn't like and that will cause damage to the rest of the system.
Here at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Southern Pines, we are happy to share our plumbing knowledge to help you keep out of trouble with your home's plumbing system. We are a full-service plumbing company with more than 14 years of experience serving the area. We are family owned and operated. Call us today with any questions you may have about any of our plumbing services.