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Here Are Four Common Plumbing Myths

When it comes down to plumbing myths, there is a lot of wrong information. That is why it is essential to educate yourself about your plumbing system. After all, this system is primarily for controlling the water within your home. Read on for a couple of common plumbing myths that you should ignore.

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Learn more about these common myths. 

You Can Flush Wipes Down Your Toilet

Although you might be able to get away with flushing wipes, it is not a recommended process. However, you should be aware that they can cause significant blockage issues. These wipes can back up your system so you shouldn’t take chances by flushing them. 

Water Heaters Can Explode Due To Loud Noises

The sediment from the hard water is probably being moved around in your water heater near the burner or around the bottom, which is causing the loud sounds that are popping. This is because the sediment is blocking the way to the top of the water heater, which prevents the water from rising to the top. It is in your best interest to reach out to Alpha Plumbing for routine maintenance on your water heater.

Bricks In Your Toilet Save You Money

This is not the case at all. Bricks are more appropriate for use on buildings, walkways, or fireplaces than in a toilet. This is an excellent method to bust your flapper, which will require you to flush the toilet twice, which will result in the waste of water and an increase in your water bill. Bricks, like other masonry materials, have a propensity to crumble and deteriorate with time. If you want to save money, you should avoid putting them in the tank of your toilet.

Bleach Tablets Keep Your Toilet Fresh

The high concentration of bleach will ruin your toilet’s inner workings in six months. Bleach may be used in toilet bowl cleaners, but do not leave it in for longer than eight minutes. Squirt, swish, flush works better.


Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and own and operate our backhoes for excavating jobs.

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