When carving a pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern, it is imperative to clean out all of the seeds, string and loose pulp. Scraping the inside of the pumpkin so that it is nice and clean will keep the carved pumpkin firmer longer, keeping mold and mildew at bay.
Fun tip from our plumbers + HVAC technicians: one of their always-on-the-truck items, WD-40, helps to keep your carved pumpkins looking fresh longer! Simply spray WD-40 all over the exterior side of your carved masterpiece! But, user-beware! WD-40 can be flammable, so please wait at least 24 hours before placing a candle (or any flame) near or inside of your pumpkin. And, while we are on the subject, artificial lighting is the safest pumpkin-lighting option!
The cleaning process of the interior of a pumpkin is similar to the cleaning process needed to keep your home’s water heater up and running at its best. Just like a carved pumpkin, debris within the water heater’s tank will begin to mold, and mildew will form, causing your tank to rust, build up with dirt and debris and contaminate your home’s water supply. The solution is simple – an annual flush and drain service to clean out the inside of your water heater!
An annual flush and drain of your water heater removes all of the sediment that builds up within your tank from minerals in your home’s water supply (such as calcium) along with small granules of sand, salt, tiny rocks and even rust.
Our professional plumbers are water heater experts – call today to learn more about flush and drain services to avoid a messy build up within your tank!