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A Halloween 'Drain Cleaning' Nightmare

Halloween is right around the corner, and while it's known for the scary stories and spooky tricks, Mr. Rooter wants to ensure that customers enjoy a Happy Halloween instead of a plumbing nightmare!

Most people have nightmares after watching scary movies like "Halloween" or "Friday the 13th." But for homeowners, a more common Halloween nightmare comes in the form of a plumbing mess.

Over the years, Mr. Rooter drain technicians have seen a lot of clogged drains. But during this time of the year, there's one specific festivity that causes drains to backup more often than not. While carving your favorite design into a jack-o-lantern, keep your drains clear of the pumpkin guts! Make sure all of the stringy, sticky pumpkin seeds and pulp make it into the garbage - or you'll end up with a plumber, not just trick-or-treaters, knocking at your door! Despite whether or not your kitchen sink has a garbage disposal, Mr. Rooter recommends avoiding putting any jack-o-lantern scraps down the drain. 

If you find yourself with a frightful plumbing nightmare, call your local Mr. Rooter Plumbing. We have trucks on the road day or night, and there's no extra charge - even on a haunting Halloween night!

Mr. Rooter Plumbing infographic about why Jack-o'-lanterns are a plumbing nightmare