Common Plumbing Myths

plumbing mythsThere’s no shortage of myths when it comes to plumbing, including what does or doesn’t constitute an issue or what should or shouldn’t be solved by a professional plumber. The following are just a few of the many plumbing myths that Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning has heard over the years. The reason we want to share them with people, like you, is so that you can steer clear of those plumbing myths that can actually cause you to require an emergency plumber and potentially costly plumbing repairs, when believed to be true.

Myth 1: Any plumber you call, whether for an installation or plumbing repairs, will provide the same type and quality of service.

Just like any other industry, there are plumbers who specialize in certain areas of plumbing and those who offer particular services that another plumber does not have the training, experience or tools required to provide. While one company may offer emergency plumber services, another will only perform plumbing repairs during more regular business hours. Plus, no two plumbing companies are the same, and the quality of service and workmanship they offer can differ greatly.

Myth 2: Small leaks don’t require immediate attention.

There are many reasons why this one is a myth. Sure, your house may not flood because the kitchen faucet drips, but small leaks can and do lead to higher water bills and damage. Instead of putting it off and waiting to see just how much more you will pay in wasted water because of that leak, call a reputable plumber and get the issue fixed, once and for all. Small plumbing repairs, like leaky faucets, are much less costly than having to replace damaged faucets, vanities, cupboards or flooring, etc.

Myth 3: Keep the toilet clean with a bleach tablet.

Your toilet bowl might be sparkling white, but placing a bleach tablet (whether manufactured for toilets or intended for a dishwasher) into the tank of your toilet will only damage the components your toilet requires to function.

Myth 4: A water heater that makes a lot of noise is about to fail and needs to be replaced.

If your water heater makes a lot of noise when it’s running, you likely don’t need to rush to call an emergency plumber but it is something that you will want to have looked at. In many cases, the noise is due to sediment from various minerals found in the water. When the water is being heated, the sediment can cause air bubbles, which in turn, create a popping noise. This doesn’t mean your water heater needs to be replaced, but rather, your system is not performing as efficiently as it can or should.

So there you have it, a few of the plumbing myths that can cause home owners unnecessary headache.

If you’re currently looking for a reputable team to perform your new installations or you require plumbing repairs, please give us a call: (306) 343-9576.

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