Debunking Plumbing Myths with TMark

Debunking a Common Plumbing Myth

At T-Mark Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we understand that there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding plumbing issues. One myth that we often encounter is the belief that pouring hot water down the drain can help clear clogs. In this blog post, we’ll debunk this myth and provide you with the right approach to dealing with clogged drains.

The Myth: Hot Water Clears Clogs

Many people believe that pouring boiling or near-boiling water down the drain can help dissolve or dislodge clogs caused by grease, hair, or other debris. While this method may seem logical, it can actually do more harm than good.

  • Hot water can soften and liquefy grease and oils, potentially causing them to re-solidify further down the pipe, leading to more serious clogs.
  • Boiling water can damage older pipes, especially those made of plastic or other temperature-sensitive materials.
  • The heat from the water may not be enough to fully dissolve or break down tough clogs, leaving a significant portion of the clog intact.

The Solution: Proper Drain Cleaning Methods

Instead of relying on hot water, the best approach to clearing clogged drains is to use appropriate drain cleaning tools and techniques. Here are some effective methods:

  1. Use a plunger to create suction and dislodge minor clogs.
  2. For more stubborn clogs, consider using a drain snake or auger to break up and remove the clog.
  3. For tough clogs or recurring issues, trust the professional drain cleaning services offered by T-Mark Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. Our experienced technicians have the right tools and expertise to safely and effectively clear even the most stubborn clogs.

Trust T-Mark Plumbing, Heating & Cooling for All Your Plumbing Needs

At T-Mark Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we are committed to providing our customers with reliable and accurate information about plumbing issues. If you’re experiencing clogged drains or any other plumbing problems, don’t hesitate to contact our team of experts. We’ll ensure that your plumbing system is functioning efficiently and safely, debunking any myths along the way.