Halloween Plumbing Tips
Spooky season has arrived, ushering in a time for pumpkins, chilling decorations, tiny specters and mischievous imps exploring the neighborhood, and an abundance of sweet treats. While this season may tempt you to seek refuge under a cozy blanket while indulging in terrifying movies, it's no time for plumbing woes.
That's why our dedicated Tualatin Valley plumbers have compiled a set of Halloween plumbing recommendations to ensure both you and your plumbing system emerge unscathed from this spooky season.
Pumpkin guts belong in the trash.
As Halloween approaches, many of us will engage in the age-old tradition of pumpkin carving. However, it's essential to remember that the insides of those gourds, including the guts and seeds, should find their way into the trash can, not the garbage disposal. The pumpkin pulp can form a troublesome, adhesive clog within your drains.
Furthermore, the fibrous remains from your festive activities can cause significant issues for your garbage disposal. They may entangle themselves around the blades or gradually solidify, leading to disruptions in its functioning.
Dispose of wrappers correctly.
The abundance of candy from your kids' trick-or-treating adventures, or simply because who can resist Halloween candy, often results in wrappers scattered everywhere. However, it's crucial to ensure that these wrappers do not find their way into your drains.
Trust me, that's a recipe for an instant clog.
Remove Costume Makeup with Wipes
Grease-based makeup can be a blast during Halloween, but it's not only a hassle to remove after the night's festivities but can also wreak havoc on your drains. Instead of trying to wash it off with soap and water, which can result in a greasy residue buildup in your pipes, opt for a disposable wipe.
However, it's essential to remember to discard that wipe in the trash and not in the toilet to prevent any plumbing issues.
Strange Sounds? Call the Plumbing Pros
Hearing unsettling, spine-chilling bumps in the night? Or perhaps creepy gurgling and humming noises? Before you consider contacting your local ghost hunter, it might be wise to consult with plumbing professionals first.
These eerie sounds, such as bumps, gurgling, or strange vibrations in your home, may have a surprisingly mundane explanation: your plumbing. It could be due to an air bubble trapped in your pipes or improperly secured pipes. We've put together a guide for addressing and resolving these spooky plumbing sounds that you can find here. In most cases, it's a job best left to the professionals.
Don't get tricked by your plumbing, call Tualatin Valley Plumbing!
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