It’s that time of year when we get together with our friends and family - especially the little ones - and we carve and decorate pumpkins for Halloween. Sheer excitement on their faces as they clean out the pumpkin or pick out the “pumpkin brains” (fibrous strands and seeds) as some say.
While your Jack O’ Lantern may be spooky, it’ll never be as scary as the damage the pumpkin’s strands and seeds can do to your drains. So as a reminder, please discard the “pumpkin brains” in the trash.
What happens when I dump the pumpkin's fibrous strands and seeds down my drain, garbage disposal, or flush them down the toilet? We ar e so glad you asked! When you do this, you are clogging your drains. The strands can get caught as you flush them and cause a sewer backup. Unfathomable damage like clogged pipes and broken garbage disposals are disastrous when the entire city of Dallas decides to dump pumpkin guts down the drain.
Avoid clogged drains and toilets this Halloween by dumping the “pumpkin brains’ in the trash.
If you’re in Dallas and facing this problem, please call us at: 214-328-7371. One of our certified plumbing technicians will be ready to assist you 24/7.
Here is a list of pumpkin patches to take your children to this Halloween in the Dallas/Fort-Worth area: http://www.dfwchild.com/features/543/Pumpkin-Patches#
That is the first question that goes through our head when we see yellow water coming out of the faucet, but you shouldn’t be alarmed for your health. Yellow, brown, or reddish-brown water is caused by a high concentration of iron and manganese; both harmless to the human body. Some of the water color may be iron bacteria from the iron found in your pipes. Another reason for water coloration could be that your water heater tank is rusting from the inside or be a sign that your water heater is about to start leaking.
Even though your health is safe, your clothes and furniture are not. This tinted water may cause hard-to-remove stains on your clothes and furniture. Should this happen, just use a rust remover to get rid of the stain. Chlorine should not be used to remove stains caused by tinted water, as the chemicals in the chlorine, and those from iron and manganese may react adversely.
It is important to note however, that while tinted water is harmless to the human body, it will damage vegetables cooked in it; changing their taste and color. Needless to say, it is better to be safe than sorry. Should you see this happening to your water, call your Dallas plumbers at Metro-Flow Plumbing and we’ll be happy to help you solve this problem.
If you’re in Dallas and facing this problem, please call us at: 214-328- 7371. One of our certified plumbing technicians will be ready to assist you 24/7.