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Plumbing Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction

Posted on July 29th, 2015 by Jupiter Tequesta

How does a myth begin? It can start as a misconception, a rumor or plain old bad advice. And while most myths are harmless, blindly believing in a plumbing myth can have dire consequences.

Fear not! The experts of Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric are here to separate fact from fiction.

Myths or Facts Concept

Myth #1: Loud noises coming from your water heater means it’s going to explode

The truth: All that rumbling is actually due to loose minerals, like calcium, that can lead to air bubbles. If the noise is bugging you, you can usually drain it and flush it to clean out the sediment. Contact us for assistance.

Myth #2: Minor leaks are OK to ignore

The truth: Even one leaky faucet adds up. Not only will it cost you money, but it’s also detrimental to the environment. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that at least 10 percent of US homes have leaks that waste at least 90 gallons of water every day.

Myth #3: You can save water by putting a brick in your toilet tank

The truth: The idea here is that the brick will displace water within your toilet tank. However, this myth doesn’t fully add up. Over time, the brick will fall apart, leaving things within your toilet tank (like the flapper) susceptible to damage. Moreover, displace too much water and you may end up flushing more than once!

Received a questionable plumbing “tip” recently? Give Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric a call, and we’ll clear things up!

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