Sometimes, social media and idea-sharing websites can offer great suggestions. However, these same sites can also share misconceptions that can be not only inaccurate but also damaging. We’ll show you five common plumbing myths that could be costing your money.


You can clean your drains by putting lemon down the drain

Although lemons might smell good for a while, it won’t clean or prevent clogs. In fact, it is the exact opposite.

This can lead to the citric acid in the lemons corroding your pipes and you will need to maintain them more often.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner Tablets Reduce Time and Effort

These toilet bowl cleaner tablets can clean your toilet in a matter of minutes. These bleach-based cleaners can be costly and will need to be repaid by more severe repairs.

Toilet bowl tablets can cause damage to your flushing system over time. These cleaners should not be used on your toilet. Instead, use a brush to clean it.

Ice Cubes Sharpen Garbage Disposal Blades

Ice cubes can be a good idea to keep your garbage disposal blades clean. It is a plumbing myth that ice cubes can be thrown down the drain to keep the blades sharp.

Effectively clear clogs with liquid cleaners

Many liquid cleaners claim to be a quick and easy way to clear your drains. These cleaners can clear small clogs but they can also cause damage to your pipes and septic system. They may not be able to clear the clog long-term, especially if there are more serious problems. No bottled solution is able to solve larger drain problems. For a thorough video inspection, a Long Beach plumber will be able to pinpoint the cause of the problem