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Andover CT Plumber Halloween Tips

Halloween candy hit the shelves at the end of August this year. Costumes started appearing in September. Now that it's October, we can say it's officially Halloween season in Andover CT!

Before you carve into those pumpkins, check out these plumbing tips from your Andover CT plumber.


Avoid clogged drains

As scary as some of the costumes are, they aren't nearly as frightening as what a pumpkin can do to your plumbing system.

After your pumpkin prepped for carving or baking, you're left with a stringy, seedy mess. It can be tempting to just flush it down the toilet. Please don't! Dump it in the trash can instead. Otherwise, the toilet may clog or cause your entire plumbing system to back up.

"But, I have a garbage disposal, I'll just use that!" WRONG. Your garbage disposal is pretty powerful. But its motor is no match for pumpkin guts. Your disposal will burn out trying to grind pumpkin seeds and pulp. Chuck it all in the trash, or put it outside for wildlife to take care of! A local Andover CT farmer would also appreciate the donation for his/her animals :-)

Your local Andover CT plumber

Accidents happen, we all know that. Don't panic. If you wind up with a horrific clogged drain, give your local Andover CT plumber a call. We aren't Ghostbusters, but we can certainly bust up a clogged drain for you! Rapid Service LLC is available for emergency plumbing repair. Call 860-228-1036 to schedule service. For more tips & tricks, please join our online communities: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest. We would LOVE to see photos of your pumpkin creations!

** Bonus Tip **

To prevent clogged drains year-round, we recommend using BioClean. It's a preventative enzyme cleaner that's even safe for septic systems. It's chemical-free and eco-friendly. When used a few times a year, you can avoid a clogged drain. Stop by our office to pick up a jar and say hello!


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