1. It’s a good idea to clean and deodorize your garbage disposal with lemon peels.
False. Dropping lemon peels down into your garbage disposal causes corrosion due to the citric acid in the fruit.
2. It’s smart to put a brick in your toilet tank to save water.
False. Some people think putting a brick in your toilet tank forces the toilet to use less water when flushed. But, the brick can disintegrate over time causing issues with your toilet’s flapper and other parts. Also, a brick can displace too much water causing you to flush more.
3. A slow dripping faucet doesn’t affect the water bill.
False. Even a slowly dripping faucet adds to the monthly water bill and it wastes water.
4. Pouring hot grease down your sink is okay because it’s a liquid.
False. Hot grease can build up on the inside of your pipes causing clogs. It’s best to wipe the grease out of your frying pans and throw it in the garbage can.