Common plumbing myths

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There’s a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to plumbing. Because we can’t see most of the waterlines in our homes and businesses, we tend to take them for granted until something goes wrong. It’s important to realize, however, that what appears to be a minor inconvenience can eventually have a disastrous effect on your property. That’s why it’s important to be able to separate fact from fiction. If you experience signs that indicate that something’s wrong with your pipes or drains, contact a plumber right away. No matter where you are in Southwestern Ontario, Pitton Plumbing can provide a skilled plumber in your area, including Burlington, Hamilton and Oakville.

Myth: A little leak is no big deal

While a dripping faucet can seem like a minor problem, it sometimes indicates a bigger issue. If left unattended, a leak under your sink or around your taps can create mould and cause water damage. Worse, what appears to be just a small dribble can be a symptom of outdated or misaligned pipes, breakages or clogs. Don’t ignore it: schedule an inspection with a plumber ASAP!

Myth: Lots of things are flushable

Ads boast that disposable baby wipes and sanitary products can be flushed down the toilet, but in reality, they can damage your sewage system. These products don’t break down after flushing and will eventually plug up your plumbing. The only thing that should go down the latrine besides you-know-what is toilet paper. Anything else is nearly guaranteed to cause future problems. If you’re experiencing a recurring clog, have your plumbing checked by one of our professionals.

Myth: A slow drain is nothing to worry about

It’s a common mistake to think that as long as the water eventually goes down a drain, everything is fine. A slow or partially plugged sink should never be neglected as it can indicate many problems, like aging pipes, tree roots encroaching on the lines or a partial obstruction that can become a full-blown blockage. These things lead to major plumbing disasters that damage your property and cost you money. Our company in uses video technology to check your sewer and drain, accurately locating buildup or breaks before they cause trouble.

Myth: Plumbing doesn’t need maintenance

Just like a car needs tune-ups and inspections to run efficiently, your plumbing needs regular checkups, even when everything seems to be working. Pitton Plumbing provides a full range of residential, commercial and industrial services. Contact us today to connect with our Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville plumbers for your pipe, sewer and drain maintenance.