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Common Plumbing Myths - Debunked!

As a home or business owner, you want an easy fix for plumbing problems. Before you start a DIY project, though, the team of licensed plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Oneida has debunked some common myths to keep your pipes from bursting.

Debunking 3 Common Plumbing Myths

Over the years, you may have heard tricks that you are not sure if you can trust. We are here to debunk some of these myths so your system can last longer.

1. I Should Use Chemical Drain Cleaners to Unclog My Sink

Liquid drain cleaners can actually cause more damage. Because of their high chemical content, these products can corrode your pipes and, in the worst cases, cause a burst.

Instead, you can hire a professional plumber to help you unclog your sink without harming your pipes.

2. Lemon Peels Will Make My Sink Smell Better

Lemon peels may make sinks smell good temporarily, but the tough skin of this fruit can harm your drain. Your garbage disposal's blades can weaken over time when you use lemons to make your sink smell better.

If you have noticed an unpleasant smell coming from your sink, it is best to use a small baking soda and vinegar mixture instead. For a long-term fix, you can call a plumber to investigate any blockages or residue that may be stinking up your kitchen.

3. I Can Pour Leftover Cooking Grease Down the Drain

Many people are not sure what to do with cooking oil after they finish using it, so the sink seems like the best option. The problem with putting grease in your drain is that it can solidify in your pipes and cause blockages.

Grease is best disposed of in your trash can. You can wait for it to solidify in the pan and wipe with paper towels or pour it into an old jar while it is still hot. One of the best things you can do for your entire system is keeping grease in the trash, not the drain.

Contact Mr. Rooter for Professional Care

If you want a solution you know you can trust, you can call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Oneida for a system check-up at no charge. We are a team of licensed plumbers certified by Onondaga County for plumbing leak detection and any other project. You can give us a call at 315-363-1565 or request an estimate so we can give your system professional care.

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