4 of the Biggest Plumbing Myths Debunked


Today we live in a world where there is no shortage of information. Whether this information is true or not is an entirely different story; and when it comes to plumbing, the wrong advice or information can end up being costly.

As your friendly Montgomery County, PA plumbers, we feel it’s our job to shed a little light on some of the biggest plumbing myths we have heard to date.

A Leaky Faucet is No Big Deal

Drip, drip, drip. The sound of a leaky faucet might get on your nerves a little, but does it ever make you run to the phone to call your local plumber? Probably not. But the truth is, over time a leaky faucet can cause many problems, like an expensive water bill, mold, rust, and much more.

Only Call a Plumber if There’s a Problem

The toilet is overflowing, something is caught in your garbage disposal, or your hot water heater is broken — these are all valid reasons to contact a plumber, but have you ever considered calling a plumber before a problem arises? Yearly maintenance on your plumbing system can prevent all of the issues above from even happening. Call our office to learn more about our Home Comfort Clubs.

Garbage Disposals Can Handle Anything

You may think your garbage disposal is just as tough as the Incredible Hulk, but unfortunately, this is not true. While garbage disposals can handle a lot, there are just some things that should never be thrown in there. These items include pasta, grease, lemon peels (some people do this for freshness), fibrous veggies (ex. celery), potato peels, coffee grounds, and non-food items. If any of these things “accidentally” make their way into your disposal, it might not be an issue right away, but sooner or later, it may come back to haunt you in the form of a clogged pipe or a broken disposal.

Flushable Wipes Are Okay to Flush

Flushable wipes claim they are safe to go in the toilet, but ironically, they are not. Flushable wipes are a leading cause of drain clogs, and any plumber will tell you to just stick to regular toilet paper, or to dispose of your wipes in a wastebasket.

Ben Franklin Doylestown, your local water heater repair specialists serving Montgomeryville, PA is available around the clock should you need any assistance with your plumbing system. Don’t wait until it’s too late — give us a call at 267-328-4935 today!