What’s the Truth Behind These Common Plumbing Myths?

May 6, 2022 | Garbage Disposal, Pipes, Drains & Valves, Plumbing, Toilets

With the development of technology and all of the available information at our fingertips, determining what facts are true or false is becoming increasingly difficult. However, with the aid of our Narrow Path Plumbing specialists, we’d like to debunk a few common plumbing rumors. So continue reading to ensure the protection of your property from unwelcomed plumbing problems.

Can I Put Ice In My Garbage Disposal?

Fun fact, did you know that garbage disposals don’t have blades? However, most homeowners believe they do. This is because garbage disposals have an impeller with dull edges rather than blades. So how does it work then? Well, the impeller uses force to break down food into tiny bits and pieces for food scraps to glide down your drain smoothly. So, if you put ice down your garbage disposal, it will quickly wear out the impeller, thus causing it not to function correctly and will get worn out over time, causing it to lower its efficiency and ultimately break.

Is it Okay to Flush “Flushable” Wipes Down the Toilet?

Contrary to popular belief, the so-called “flushable” wipes are not meant to be used in place of toilet paper. This is because they are not designed to decompose like toilet paper. In actuality, “flushable wipes” are the most frequent things discovered, clogging sewers and drains. Thus, the best way to keep your sewage and drain systems clean and clear of obstructions is to dispose of flushable wipes in the garbage.

Is it a Problem If My Sinks Are Leaking?

Leaky faucets should be a cause for concern, especially if the dripping sound is excessive. Nevertheless, the majority of homeowners are unaware that dripping sinks can be more harmful than they appear. A drip every second on a leaking faucet may cost as much as 3,000 gallons of water each year, according to the EPA. Not only will this put a strain on your faucet, but it will also increase your monthly utility costs.

Is It True That All Faucets Are Identical?

All faucets are not identical. The truth of the matter is that when you enlist in a Narrow Path Plumbing plumber for help, our equipment is of a much higher grade than what you would find at a local home improvement store. Nonetheless, our plumbing professionals utilize the best names in the business to make sure their products and services fit your property appropriately. One thing to bear in mind is that if you decide not to use products recommended by a professional plumber, you run the risk of a faucet that may only be a temporary fix.

Are You Seeking for the Most Inexpensive Plumbing Services?

Plumbing services are not inexpensive; in fact, they can be quite costly. Keep in mind that professional plumbers must complete years of extensive training before being able to perform installations and repairs effectively. It may cost more to make certain that the work is done correctly the first time, but the convenience outweighs the cost every time.

We hope that by debunking these common plumbing misconceptions, we have shed some light on how to keep your house clean, safe, and healthy from future plumbing issues. Remember, plumbing problems can occur at any time, but understanding what you can do to prevent them is essential. Nonetheless, our professional plumbers are always ready and able to address every leak or clogged drain regardless of the size. So, if you’re having trouble with your drains and pipes, don’t hesitate to contact us immediately!

Did any of these myths surprise you? Do you have any plumbing concerns? If so, call Narrow Path Plumbing today at (937) 623-2619, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here to consult with one of our plumbing professionals to ensure you aren’t on the verge of a plumbing disaster. 

We are here to help you, your home, and your drains live more comfortably!

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Jennifer Newsome
Jennifer Newsome
We had a leak in our basement on a Sunday evening and Narrow Path Plumbing sent out Terry ASAP! He quickly found the leak, repaired it, checked all faucets to ensure good pressure. He cleaned everything up and it was like he was never even here. I appreciate this company sending out someone late on a Sunday and also doing such a great, fast and professional job!! Great job Narrow Path Plumbing!!
Mad MO
Mad MO
Have used Narrow Path for multiple jobs on multiple properties. They have always been extremely informative, punctual, and reasonably priced. I highly recommend them.
Vicki Singer
Vicki Singer
Mike & Terry remodeled 2 of my bathrooms along with the drywall finisher and did a beautiful job. Had multiple leaky shut off valves replaced & a kitchen faucet replaced. Had lines run so I could move my laundry up out of my basement & poor Mike had to run wiring through my attic on a 90 degree day. I was so worried he would have a heat stroke but he never complained once. Also had a whole house filter replaced & a valve replaced on my hot water tank by another plumber whose name I can't remember but they all were polite and did professional work.
Michael Brice Keller
Michael Brice Keller
The whole team was great. Joe, Glenn, Justin, Mike and Terry. Thanks for an awesome new bathroom addition
David Brown
David Brown
Josh S cleaned a tankless hot water system, repaired two toilets, and unclogged a drain in a little over an hour. He was professional, listened carefully, and was very personable. We have never had a bad experience with Narrow Path, and we highly recommend them.
Patricia Mullins
Patricia Mullins
Toilet leaking from the tank. Not good 😪. Enter Tom and Drey. I love these guys. New toilet replaced and new shut off valve. Everything is perfect now. These guys are a 10 star team. Polite, professional, clean and neat. Same day service at a reasonable price. Can't beat them. Highly recommend. Give these boys a bonus!!