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Halloween Can Be Frightful On Plumbing

Two arms creepily sticking out of sink drains.

Here are a few tips from Mac Plumbing to keep those plumbing nightmares away.

Halloween is just the beginning of the upcoming holiday season. With extra guests coming, you don’t want to have a plumbing horror in the middle of some happy gatherings.

Pumpkin pulp!

Think about all the pumpkins that are going to be carved this season. You know all that pulp has to go somewhere… but NOT in your plumbing! Spread out some old newspapers to clean out the pulp and seeds on. The newspaper and pulp are perfect for the compost heap and the seeds can be roasted for a healthy, sugar-free treat for the kids. Here’s a recipe to help you.

Noisy pipes in the night?

You’re just about to dose off when you hear a banging sound coming from the walls. Scary, right? Well, you might find out that that banging noise is coming from your water pipes. Usually, the culprit is loose pipes and loose pipes could lead to flooding if not fixed right away. Another reason for the noise could be that your water pressure is too high, creating that banging noise. Either way, your pipes are going to be needing some extra TLC from Mac Plumbing. Be sure to call us if you’re hearing any strange noises.

What are you putting down your garbage disposal?

If you’re planning big parties this Halloween, make sure you watch what your guests are putting down your sink, especially if you’re cooking up some greasy foods that shouldn’t belong in the disposal. Disposals are meant for small table scraps that can be rinsed off with water.

Don’t treat your toilet like a trash can!

Remember that your toilet is not meant to flush anything other than waste and toilet paper. That means no candy wrappers, uneaten candy, pumpkin seeds, Halloween makeup, etc.

Should you have any of the plumbing scares, don’t hesitate to call Mac Plumbing. And remember, the most important tip is to get your plumbing checked regularly. Regular inspections can catch small problems before they become big disasters. Contact Mac Plumbing for an inspection of your plumbing system. Call us at (931) 552-5555.

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