We all want to stay safe and comfortable at an affordable price. When it comes to plumbing, we try to do as much DIY as possible but know there’s a time when we need to call a pro. In this post, we’ll take a look at what not to do on your DIY projects, despite the myths you may have heard.


…don’t put them down the garbage disposal. Some people have said that putting lemons down your sink with “freshen up” the garbage disposal. This idea is, well, garbage. Putting anything down the garbage disposal that could have difficulty dissolving or breaking apart is a no-no. This includes lemon peels! Even if they grind up just below the sink, they could still cause a clog further down the line.


Not everything labeled “flushable” should really go down your toilet. Toilets are for waste, toilet paper, and really not much else. Some disinfectant or baby wipes may call themselves “flushable” but that’s not usually a good idea. Think about how toilet paper just falls apart in water. Since disinfectant wipes don’t do that (at least not easily) there’s always a risk of clogging up your pipes.


You know that phrase, “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is”? That’s the case with tank tablets. Homeowners think they can just drop them in and never have to clean the bowl. Not so fast, my friend. The tablets are mainly made of bleach, which can lead to corrosion and other issues with your toilet.


You may like tiny bubbles in your champagne, but don’t use them to clean faucets. Soap and water should not be used on most finishes of faucets. This can lead to rusting and other issues. Instead, use bathroom cleaners to get the perfect shine.


Putting a brick in your toilet tanks means less water is needed to flush the bowl. The problem is that each flush is smaller, meaning you’re more likely to have to flush twice. At that point, you’re using more water than you would to begin with! Leave the brick in the tank for too long and it will dissolve and damage the inside of your tank.


At Trenchless Replacement Specialists, we have solutions to help you with all of your plumbing needs. No myths necessary. Call us today at 432-580-7693 to make an appointment!