Flush These Common Plumbing Myths Out of Your Memory

Flush These Common Plumbing Myths Out of Your Memory

August 25. 2020 A woman blow drying her hair in a bathrobe

Over the years, technology has evolved and with technology, more and more myths have been busted by experts. Since plumbers are now updating their equipment with state of the art tools and supplies, they have debunked some of the most outrageous, yet blindly followed, plumbing myths of all time. Here they are:

1.  Drains South of the Equator Empty Counterclockwise

Believe it or not, wherever you may be around the globe, you aren’t going to see water draining in the opposite direction. You see, the direction of the water flow isn’t determined by unknown forces and is, in fact, dependent on the construction of the toilet.

2.  Cat Litter Is Flushable

Did your spouse tell you it was safe to flush cat litter because it was water soluble? Don’t worry, they aren’t the only one. As it turns out, cat waste consists of toxic parasites that can be a potential hazard for toilet users, especially for pregnant users.

3.  You Are Safe From Lightning Storms Inside Your Home

Metal conducts electricity, your pipes are made out of metal, and two plus two equals four. Whether you’re using your toilet, shower or even the kitchen faucet, you may be in danger during a lightning storm because water is also a good conductor of electricity.

What’s even worse is that water actually multiplies your possibility of getting electrocuted. So if you hear a storm approaching, we’d strongly suggest taking a shower after it has passed.

4.  Water Heaters Never Explode

Supposedly, the pressure relief valve over your water heater is supposed to release the pressure that builds up inside it. However, most homeowners don’t know that these valves have a known probability of failing, which in turn, leads to an explosion.

The only way you can avoid this from happening is if you book an annual maintenance run with your trusted plumbing service.

5.  Water Draining Easily Means Clear Drain Pipes

The fact that food waste and water easily drains out on its own doesn’t necessarily mean that your drain doesn’t need maintenance. Food waste and other contaminants build up over time and therefore, your drain can never truly be clear. Let’s put it this way – it is very possible for your drain to be working fine in the morning and to get clogged by a mysterious object in the evening.

List Rub-A-Dub Plumbing As Your Emergency Professional Plumbing Service

Now that we’ve debunked some of the most common plumbing myths, the next time you need an emergency plumber, make sure you trust Rub-A-Dub Plumbing for the job.

We have no hidden fees, and our immediate response teams are available 24/7. Go ahead and contact us for an estimate by emailing us at info@rubadubplumbing or call us directly on 903-686-0727. You may also visit our website to find out more about our services and our plumbing service areas.



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