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Residential plumberIf you spend enough time looking up information online about plumbing, you are going to run into some pretty crazy ideas when it comes to plumbing. So, who should you turn to for reliable plumbing advice? Your local professional residential plumber, of course! They can tell all because they’ve seen it all. Here are a few common plumbing myths that they are more than happy to debunk for you.

Myth #1 – It is cheaper to be your own residential plumber

The truth is that you can cost yourself dearly if you tackle a job that goes beyond your expertise and for which you do not have the proper tools to complete. In fact, you could even hurt yourself! It is tempting to watch a few videos online and think you can handle anything, but you could end up making a bad situation worse because you lack the experience and training to do the job correctly.

Myth #2 – Small leaks are not cause for concern

Have you ever thought about how water can erode rock? If it can do that, imagine what even a small leak can do to your home. Not only are you running the risk of mold, mildew, wood rot, insect infestation, and structural damage, you aren’t doing your water bill any justice either. Small leaks can quickly become large leaks, so take care of them promptly.

Myth #3 – You can flush anything that will fit down the opening

Maybe things like paper towels, feminine products, facial tissue, diapers, and baby wipes can make it down without clogging, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t having a detrimental effect on the septic or sewer system, not to mention you’re probably going to face a backup at some point. It’s really wise to stick with biodegradable items only.

As for the final myth to debunk, at On-Deck Plumbing, we want you to know that contrary to popular belief, you shouldn’t call just any residential plumber in an emergency. Trust our 25 years of experience to take care of your plumbing issue quickly and thoroughly, and to give you all the information you need to keep your plumbing in the best condition possible. We’ll always help you uncover the facts about plumbing.