We all believed our parents when they said swallowed gum stays in your stomach for seven years, and we need to wait an hour after eating to take a swim. But here are bathroom plumbing myths you should forget about and helpful bathroom cleaning hacks you should follow.
Bathroom Plumbing Myths
Take a look at these bathroom myths:
Toilet Water Drains a Different Way Depending on Where You Are in the World
False. The way toilet water exits the bowl has more to do with how the jets spray and less about whether you are in the northern or southern hemisphere.
The myth is based on the Coriolis effect, which refers to how the Earth’s constant counterclockwise rotation influences the trajectory of moving objects. But, in the case of your toilet water, Earth isn’t spinning fast enough to affect that small amount of water. So, no, Australians don’t see their toilet water spin opposite ours.
You Could Find a Snake in Your Toilet
True. While incredibly rare, there have been reports of snakes that have made their way into toilets.
Critters are always looking for dark locations to hide or sources of food. Snakes can make their way into homes via broken sewer pipes, but the chances are extremely rare you will find a snake in your toilet.
Flushable Wipes Are Safe for Your Plumbing
False. Pre-moistened wipes are common for baby wipes, cleaning wipes, and bathroom wipes for adults.
The packaging suggests some are okay to flush down the toilet, but plumbing experts warn that these wipes can cause major backups in your sewage system.
Bathroom Cleaning Hacks
Here are some great bathroom hacks to try!
Rinse Your Dirty Toilet Brush
How many of us clean the toilet with a toilet brush and then slide the brush right back in the holder? Yuck!
Flush clean water over the brush to rinse it, then close the toilet seat and lid over the handle of the brush so it can drip dry in the toilet bowl.
You can also add some white vinegar and water into the toiler brush holder to keep the brush fresh for next time.
Clean the Shower That Cleans You
Take a look up at the showerhead the next time you take a shower — bet it’s not as clean as it could be.
Heat white vinegar and a few tablespoons of dish soap in the microwave. Pour it into a spray bottle and directly spray your showerhead to cut through the grimy buildup.
Use Dryer Sheets for More Than Laundry
Dryer sheets pull a little double duty when you add a few drops of water.
Use them to get rid of soap scum on your shower or tub, or use them to restore shine to your chrome fixtures.
Keep Your Bathroom Plumbing in Optimal Condition With Len The Plumber
While you can use simple hacks to help keep your bathroom clean and working efficiently, call the experts at Len The Plumber when there is a plumbing breakdown.
It’s no myth — our professionals are trained to use the best tools in the businesses to ensure your bathroom issues are solved right away.