When you think of Halloween horrors what comes to mind? Michael Myers chasing after you, Jason haunting your dreams or the scariest horror of them all….. SOMEONE EATING ALL OF YOUR HALLOWEEN CANDY DUNDUNDUN. You certainly don’t think about how Halloween can affect your precious plumbing. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind to avoid those plumbing nightmares.
NO PUMPKIN GUTS, JUST BUTTS:
If you’re anything like me, you’ve waited until the last minute to carve those Halloween pumpkins. To ensure the safety of your plumbing – make sure to throw the pulp and seeds in the trash. Pulp creates a nice sticky clog for your pipes and drains – hardening over time it can create multiple issues. Make sure to remove all pulp from your hands before washing them in the sink!
We all know that half of the population on planet earth will be dressing up as The Joker this Halloween season. I mean, did you see that movie? It was brilliant. Ok, back to the topic at hand – grease-based makeup can slow down your drains dramatically. Instead of washing your face in the bathroom sink grab those disposable wipes. Just remember to dispose of them properly in the trash and not the toilet!
MONITOR YOUR DISPOSAL:
Planning on hosting a Halloween party? Be aware of what is thrown in your garbage disposal. When baking those Halloween treats remember that oils, fats, and grease should be thrown in the trash rather than the garbage disposal to avoid any build-up leading to future problems.
Did something just go bump in the night? In every other situation I would say “DON’T LEAVE YOUR BED AND PRETEND YOU’RE ASLEEP UNTIL THE SUN COMES UP”. I mean that has worked almost every time for me. However, when it comes to your plumbing those spooky sounds shouldn’t be avoided. If your pipes are rattling or making noise it could mean they’re not secured properly or you could have an underlying issue – don’t delay, call us today!
Even if you take every precaution possible, we know that sometimes plumbing problems pop up unexpectedly – that’s why we’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to assist with plumbing emergencies.
Clarksburg Plumbing has got you covered this holiday season! Call us today with all of your plumbing needs! 301.865.2223.