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Plumbing Myths Dispelled: What Not to Believe

Updated: Mar 12

Plumbing myths can lead to costly mistakes. We're diving into the facts to save you from common misconceptions.

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Plumbing Myths Debunked: Trust Quix Plumbing Service for the Real Facts

Ice Cubes Don't Sharpen Disposal 'Blades':

Contrary to popular belief, garbage disposals don't have blades. They're equipped with impellers that grind food waste, and while ice won't sharpen them, it can help clean and freshen your disposal unit.

Why Grease and Fibrous Vegetables are Disposal No-Nos:

Grease, fat, and fibrous vegetables like celery can hinder your garbage disposal's effectiveness and lead to damage. Regular cleaning is essential to maintain its grinding capabilities.

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Showering During Thunderstorms: A Risky Misconception:

Showering or bathing during a thunderstorm exposes you to potential electrical hazards as lightning can travel through plumbing. It's safer to wait until the storm passes.

Dishwashers vs. Handwashing: An Efficiency Comparison:

Modern ENERGY STAR®-rated dishwashers save more water than handwashing and sanitize better due to their high-temperature cleaning cycles.

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Rinsing Dishes Before Dishwashing? Not Anymore:

Forget pre-rinsing. Today's dishwashers are designed with soil sensing systems that adjust the wash cycle to the level of dirt on your dishes.

The Brick in the Toilet Tank Myth:

A brick in your toilet tank might seem like a water-saving hack, but it can actually damage your toilet's mechanisms. Consider installing a dual flush converter for a more efficient solution.

The Truth About Flushing Kitty Litter:

Flushing kitty litter, even once, is a plumbing hazard. It can cause blockages and environmental contamination. Always dispose of litter responsibly.

Liquid Drain Cleaners: A Cautionary Tale:

While they may seem convenient, chemical drain cleaners can harm your plumbing and pose health risks. Mechanical methods like plunging are safer and often more effective.

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Think Before You Flush: Quix Plumbing Service Advises Against 'Flushable' Wipes

The "Flushable" Wipes Misunderstanding:

Despite their label, "flushable" wipes should not be flushed. They can cause severe blockages and costly repairs.

A Dripping Faucet's Impact on Resources:

A single dripping faucet can waste gallons of water daily. Addressing leaks promptly saves water and money.


By understanding the truth behind these plumbing myths, you can make better decisions for your home's efficiency and safety. For any plumbing concerns, our professional team at Quix Plumbing Service is ready to assist.


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