There are many homeowners that fall victim to common plumbing myths. Our team at All Valley Plumbing wants you to know some of these myths and that we can always be available whenever you need us for plumbing in Bothell – this includes installations, service, troubleshooting, repairs, and replacements.
Use Ice Cubes To Sharpen Your Garbage Disposal Blades
For traditional garbage disposals used within the home, these appliances do not have blades. The garbage disposal features impellers, or teeth-like features, the help to grind the solid waste into liquid while the unit spins. Tip: Some of the items you should never put down your garbage disposal include pasta, bones, nuts, onion skins, eggshells, and coffee grounds.
Prevent Grease Clogs By Running Hot Water
Even though the hot water may wash the grease down the drain as it melts it, this liquified grease cools and solidifies once it hits the pipe interior. Because grease acts like a magnet that attracts hair, lint, and food bits, a clog eventually develops. Using cold water helps to solidify the grease into bits that allow it to make the journey to the sewer line.
If you have ever seen or used baby or body wipes that claim to be flushable, they are not. Most of the time, these ‘flushable’ wipes are quite often the cause for clogging up pipes. Because these wipes don’t break down quite as toilet paper does, it is best to avoid flushing them down the drain at all costs.
Should you find yourself in a plumbing emergency due to clogged pipes, a burst pipe, or a leak that you cannot seem to pinpoint, we are here to help! Once you call us, at All Valley Plumbing, we can send a technician out at your earliest convenience.