The Scary Truths About Halloween and Shower Drains

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Celebrating Halloween? That pretty much goes without saying, right? Whether you’re going all out on your costume this year or simply carving a pumpkin or two, there are a few things you should know when it comes to your shower. What do we mean by that? We mean there are lots of Halloween items that can cause some serious damage in the bathroom if you’re not careful.

 

Makeup

Turning yourself into your favorite, or least favorite, celebrity? Trying to convince your friends that you’re a real life witch? Each Halloween, millions of homeowners load up on the makeup for the day and hop into the shower to wash it all away at the end of the day. Little do they know, there are lots of products that contain harmful chemicals that can damage your shower’s plumbing system. It’s best to try to get most of it in the trash rather than down the drain.

Pumpkin Guts

Going for this year’s best jack-o-lantern? We’re rooting for you! Just remember to discard all pumpkin guts into the garbage can, not the garbage disposal or the shower drain. The thick strings, strands and seeds can cause major clogs.

Hair Spray

Not only do some hairsprays contain harmful chemicals, just think about how much hair will get sucked down into the drain while you try to wash away those stubborn streaks. We strongly encourage the use of drain strainers to prevent as much as possible from doing down the drain.

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