Scary Plumbing Scenarios

Scary Plumbing Scenarios

Halloween is upon us, so you know your home is going to filled with plenty of spooky things — fake spiderwebs, snacks decorated as brains, and candy that was scarily expensive. But the one thing that shouldn’t be terrifying in your home is your plumbing. There are a few lessons to be learned from these scary plumbing scenarios.

Scenario 1

You have guests stay over your house for the weekend, and each of them takes a shower in your bathroom. Shortly after they leave, you notice your tub looks like Cousin It just used it, but you let that hair flow down the drain. A few days later, your shower turns into a bath from how much water is pooling, and you realize you have a huge clog on your hands.

Lesson: Use a shower trap to catch stray hairs and skin flakes to avoid clogs in your bathtub.

Scenario 2

You tell your kids they can’t eat more than a few pieces of candy. Later that night, you discover they have belly-aches, and they both end up getting sick. But it gets worse — your toilet won’t flush the “sick,” so you’re left with a disgusting mess. After calling a plumber to unclog the toilet, he pulls up a mess of clumped-together candy wrappers.Turns out, the kids scarfed down as much candy as they could and flushed the wrappers to get rid of the evidence.

Lesson: Don’t flush anything besides toilet paper and human waste, and just hide the candy from the kids next time.

Scenario 3

The kids have a Halloween slumber party, so it’s time for the adults to have some fun. You invite some of your friends over and try out a recipe for “witches brew” that you found online. After a few glasses, everyone agrees that that potion is potent. You awake the next morning to discover that your garbage disposal isn’t working. Turns out that the witches brew put a spell on you that convinced you it was okay to toss paper cups and plates down the disposal.

Lesson: Be careful to only put certain food items into your garbage disposal, and maybe go easy on the “witches brew” next year.

No matter what scary plumbing scenario you end up dealing with, the experts at Wahl Family Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing can help. We’ve been serving the Pittsburgh metro area since 1989, so you know you can trust us to help you and your family. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at (412) 265-2662.