The internet is full of tips to keep your plumbing system operating like new, but everything on the internet is not true. In fact, there is a lot of misleading information out there surrounding home plumbing systems.

In this article, the experts at Patterson Plumbing help clear up some of the confusion by debunking three common plumbing myths.

Drain cleaner is a good way to clear up clogs.

Got a clog in the kitchen sink? Just pour in half a bottle of your favorite drain cleaner to clear it up. Or maybe not. While drain cleaners are an effective short-term solution to clear up a clog, the long-term damage they can inflict on your pipes is not worth the quick fix. You can make a homemade drain cleaning solution out of baking soda and vinegar that is cheaper and completely safe – click here to learn how.

A leaky faucet is no big deal.

Drip. Drip. Drip. That sound you hear is money leaving your wallet. You may think a leaky sink is no cause for concern, but think again. A faucet that drips just once per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons over the course of a year – that’s about 175 showers’ worth of water.

Plumbing fixtures require no maintenance.

Out of all the plumbing myths circulating around the internet, this one is the most dangerous. Neglecting your plumbing system and fixtures can result in breakdowns, pipe leaks, flooding, and costly repairs. At the very least, you should have your home’s plumbing system professionally inspected and tuned up once per year.

Residents of Pueblo County, Colorado can count on Patterson for all of their plumbing needs. Our specialties include drain cleaning, leak repairs, plumbing services, installations and more. Contact us online or give us a call at (719) 544-4922 to schedule your appointment.

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