Halloween in New York City! The streets are alive with ghouls, goblins, and… plumbing nightmares? That’s right, while you’re busy perfecting your costume and stocking up on candy, your plumbing is bracing itself for the horrors of the season. Here’s how to keep the scares out of your pipes.
Pumpkin Guts: The Garbage Disposal’s Arch-Nemesis
Carving pumpkins is a Halloween staple, but those stringy, gooey insides? They’re a garbage disposal’s worst nightmare. Pumpkin pulp and seeds can clog your disposal and drains. Instead of sending Jack’s insides down the sink, compost them or toss them in the trash.
Candy Wrappers: Not a Toilet Treat
It might seem like a no-brainer, but with all the excitement (and sugar rushes), candy wrappers might find their way into the toilet. They’re not flushable and can lead to blockages. Keep a trash can handy for all those wrappers, and maybe a stash of candy for yourself.
Spooky Bath Bombs: Beware the Residue
Halloween-themed bath bombs can be fun, but some might leave a residue that’s scarier than a haunted house. If you’re indulging in a spooky soak, make sure to rinse the tub afterward to prevent any buildup.
Costume Makeup: Keep it Out of the Sink
That vampire or zombie makeup might look great on you, but your sink won’t appreciate it. Wipe off makeup with a disposable cloth before washing your face to avoid staining or clogging the sink.
Ghostly Guests: Prepare for Plumbing Traffic
Hosting a Halloween party? With more people in your home, your plumbing will be working overtime. Make sure your bathroom is stocked with only flushable items and maybe leave a polite note about what not to flush.
Outdoor Decor: Watch Those Hoses
If you’re going all out with outdoor decorations, make sure you’re not putting any weight or pressure on garden hoses or outdoor faucets. The last thing you want is a burst pipe adding real waterworks to your haunted house.
Conclusion: Keep the Scares to the Costumes
Halloween is all about fun frights, but plumbing problems? That’s a scare no one wants. With a little preparation, you can ensure your plumbing stays as calm as a cemetery on a moonlit night. Happy Halloween, and may your pipes be ever free of pumpkin pulp!