There are plenty of misconceptions surrounding plumbing. If you’re running a business, you need to keep your plumbing systems in check if you want to prevent unwanted interruptions that stem from something like a gas leak or a blocked pipe. Certain plumbing problems can be easily prevented by taking proper action, but like anything, misinformation can be harmful and end up damaging your business. In order to keep your systems in a good state, make sure to avoid the following myths:

Myth #1: If it fits the toilet, it’s safe to flush it

Choosing to flush a variety of things down the toilet may be convenient, but how it contributes to the harming of your sewage system definitely isn’t. Just because something flushes doesn’t mean it isn’t actually clogging the pipes further along. If it’s not meant to go in the toilet, it’s not the best idea to flush it. Avoid this myth in order to steer clear of plumbing issues later.

Myth #2: A leaky faucet is not an important concern

Another myth that is definitely bad for business is believing it’s okay to ignore leaking taps. Neglecting this will cost you, and you may not notice until you have a headache from a costly water bill. A leaky faucet may even be an indication of a more serious plumbing issue that requires immediate attention. Contacting professional plumbers can quickly fix the issue before it gets worse.

Myth #3: Running the water down the drain will keep it unclogged

This is especially problematic if there are clumps of solid waste in the drain. It’s bad enough to believe that you can simply put anything in the drain, but attempting to get rid of solid waste by running water over it isn’t going to help your sewage systems. You may not notice as things accumulate in your drain, but you will know about it when the drain is clogged. Proper disposal of solid waste is key to a having a healthy sewage system.

Make sure to avoid these plumbing myths and have your plumbing systems monitored regularly. CPM Plumbing conduct commercial plumbing services that will keep your plumbing systems in excellent condition!