Plumbing

Avoiding Problems With Your Plumbing In Fontana

If you are experiencing problems with your plumbing in Fontana, you may feel that you have “just the thing” to fix the problem and get your plumbing back up and working again. However, many of the supposedly quick fixes that people do to try to repair a problem only end up making it worse. It is important that when you are having problems with your plumbing system that you contact the professionals before you do more damage, and keep in mind these common plumbing misconceptions to keep your system running clean and smooth.

One common myth about plumbing in Fontana that many people buy into is that you can freshen up your garbage disposal by dropping lemons into it and turning it on. Lemons are high in citric acid and may quickly erode the inside of your garbage disposal. Instead, you can polish the metal in your disposal by dropping ice cubes in it and then running the disposal. It will be loud and obnoxious but more effective and less harmful than putting a corrosive substance in it.

Another common misconception that people have regarding plumbing in Fontana is that the drop-ins you put in your toilet will keep your toilet clean and smelling fresh. While these products will do a great job of bleaching the nasty buildup in your toilet, all it is really doing is bleaching it white. It is not doing anything to actually get rid of the buildup or even make your toilet cleaner. Over time, this buildup is likely to damage your toilet and you should find another way to get rid of it. For example, a better alternative, which may actually save you a lot of money, is plain, ordinary household vinegar. Putting white vinegar bought off the shelf at the supermarket in your toilet bowl will quickly remove buildup and the nasty smell coming out of your toilet without damaging your plumbing in Fontana.

Another common misconception that also has to do with garbage disposals is that when you put things down the garbage disposal, you should make sure that you run the water at the same time to help things travel smoothly and not get trapped. Simply put, this is false. If something is stuck in your drain, it is going to get stuck there regardless if you have a steady stream of water going down with it. By the time the water reaches the garbage disposal anyway, the stream is not strong enough to have much effect at all.

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