Jack-o-lanterns are a fun part of Halloween, but did you know all those pumpkin seeds and pulp can cause scary things to happen to your drains?

When it comes to carving pumpkins, it’s important to keep your kitchen sinks clear of the sticky pumpkin guts – or you’ll end up with a drainage engineer, not just trick-or-treaters, knocking at your door.

It’s not just the ghoulish Jack-o-lanterns that can cause a horror!

Halloween makeup:
Turning yourself into your favourite ghoul? 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 drains? It’s best to try to get most of it in the trash rather than down the drain.

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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