Keeping it Plumbing Scare-Free in Amarillo and Canyon TX
Halloween is everyone’s favorite spooky time of the year. It filled with crazy costumes, scary movies and tricks and treats galore. Not only does all of the rituals of Halloween often leave you clutching your chest with fear, but they can also be a terror for your plumbing system! Between the whistling, howling pipes and the messy surprises you often find in your drains and the odd smells as though something may have been scared stiff in your kitchen, it can be a chilling time of year in your home! At Pratt Plumbing, we enjoy the holiday season and want you to as well which is why we have a few pointers to avoid unnecessary plumbing problems in your home.
Be careful when carving! It is a staple of every fall season but can truly turn into a horror show for your kitchen drain and garbage disposal. When you remove the pulp, seeds and insides of your pumpkins this month, do not put them down the drain! That can lead to serious drain cleaning problems for your drain. Also, avoid putting them in the garbage disposal. Fibrous, stringy foods (like what you find inside your pumpkin) can catch onto your garbage disposal blades and cause malfunctions. Don’t take any chances – use the garbage!
The fall can give you the chills… especially when the weather shifts and the biting wind and weather of October hits you! One warning sign you should look out for that the weather could be hazardous for your plumbing system is frost. If you see frost on your lawn or your outdoor decorations and pumpkins, beware of pipe damage! Overnight freezes can be damaging to your copper pipes or PEX pipes and it is important to fix old, cracked pipes to make sure you don’t have a problem. Get your pipes inspected today and avoid frozen pipes this season.
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Do Scary Sounds Have you on Edge?
Banging pipes in your home can make you think you are not alone! If your home sounds more like a haunted house than the safe place you used to sleep at night… call us! Loud pipes are a big annoyance in the home and their squealing and clamoring isn’t fun for anyone. At Pratt Plumbing, we can repair your howling pipes and restore a little peace and quiet in your home.
Avoid Scary Bills with Maintenance & Repairs
ñ If your plumbing system isn’t working as efficiently as possible, or any comfort system in your home, you could be throwing serious money down the drain. When it comes to the health and condition of your pipes, you could also be wasting water and energy – it could be leaking out every second of every day! It’s important to make sure that your pipes are in good condition to maximize their efficiency. Taking the time to perform necessary plumbing repairs and having a plumbing system tune up can make all of the difference in the long run and can improve your home’s water conservation and energy efficiency.
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Do yourself a favor this Halloween and keep your eyes wide open around the house to make sure your plumbing system isn’t walking all over you! At Pratt Plumbing, our certified plumbers take care of all types of plumbing repairs and plumbing tune ups when it comes to your home. Whether you have a garbage disposal clog or other drain cleaning problem or you need to replace piping and fix old, cracked or frozen pipes, count on us for all of your dirty work!
Have a safe, happy and worry-free Halloween!