A Leaky Faucet Isn’t a Cause for Concern
This is by far the most problematic home plumbing myth out there. The leak which results in costing you a huge amount of money the average leakage rate per faucet stands at around 10,000 liters globally. That’s 270 laundry loads, give or take.
The EPA also gives some unflattering facts as to the extent of damage leaky faucets can cause, including the fact that you can save almost 10 percent on your water bill, simply by fixing a leaky faucet.
Save money, and help the planet by fixing that leaky faucet as soon as possible.
If Everything is Going Down the Drain, There’s No Problem!
Another no to this. There are many problems that may be lurking inside the drainage system which aren’t immediately visible, but they might cause huge problems later.
Out of sight, out of mind doesn’t really apply to the plumbing world. Even if you can’t see it, food like pasta and rice will bloat in pipes causing clogs, blocking the passage for other waste to peacefully pass through the pipes. Without the proper amount of water to rinse it down, waste builds up in the pipes and makes drainage inefficient.
Most Plumbing Fixes are D-I-Y Jobs
This statement is most commonly made by people who end up adding the plumber to speed dial after an out-of-control plumbing situation. Do not fall for this myth.
A certified plumber is essential to most non-trivial plumbing tasks. While fixing a leaky faucet or cleaning the pipes is not that hard to get right, anything more does require at least professional oversight if not professional skills.
Always consult a trustworthy and qualified Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical plumber before going in for any repairs yourself. You’ll save yourself a whole lot of trouble before getting into situations you neither have the tools nor the skills, to get yourself out of.
Water Flushes in The Opposite Direction in The Southern Hemisphere
As much as you might have heard about the Coriolis Effect, the toilets do not flush in the other direction in the southern hemisphere. The Coriolis Effect is responsible for cyclones rotating in opposite directions in the Northern and Southern hemispheres however, this effect is only applicable to larger water bodies. There is simply not enough water in the toilets for the effect to appear in the first place.
Also, the direction of water in the toilet is determined by the water jets, which are common across the world exceptions always exist, however.
Putting a Brick in the Toilet Tank Saves Water
The origins of this frankly ridiculous myth are unknown, nor is there any proof to back this up. There are many, many ways to save water in toilets using water-saver flushes and faucets, fixing leaky flushes and faucets, and many more ways. This, however, does nothing to better the water situation in your toilet.
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