The plumbing industry has been around as long as indoor plumbing has existed. As with anything with such a lengthy history, plumbing has developed numerous myths and misconceptions that linger in the minds of customers. Unfortunately, the development of the Internet has helped spread these false ideas, even while professionals use the Web to attempt to dispel them.
In this post, we will address some general plumbing misconceptions that professionals encounter.
Quality plumbing services are commonplace, so pricing should be less
There are many people who claim the title of “professional plumbers,” but who are nothing of the kind. Even a plumber with proper state licensing isn’t necessarily someone who can deliver quality service. When you find a true quality plumbing contractor, you’ll receive superb work that is worth the price. In fact, you’ll save money in the long run since you’ll have little need to call for additional repairs and replacement jobs in the future. Don’t skimp when it comes to your home’s plumbing service!
Drain cleaning doesn’t require professionals
The only type of “drain cleaning” that homeowners should attempt on their own is using a plunger to break through simple clogs. Anything else requires technicians with advanced drain cleaning equipment, like hydro-jetters and motorized drain augers. And don’t resort to chemical drain cleaners, which are bad for drains and your health!
The city is responsible for my sewer and water line
These two pipes, which carry freshwater into your house and wastewater away from it, are your responsibility as a homeowner as long as they run beneath your property. When trouble occurs in either pipe, it’s your job to call on professional plumbers to handle the issue.
Water testing is only necessary if a home’s water comes from a well
The water that reaches your house through the municipal system goes through extensive treatment. But that doesn’t mean it will also be clean when it reaches your plumbing system. Impurities can enter the water through the pipes and ground water as it flows to your home. We advise scheduling water testing every 3 to 5 years.
Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. of Orlando, FL offers the high quality professional plumbing services you need.