Halloween Plumbing Tips from Columbia CT Plumber

Happy Halloween

There are two sides to Halloween. There’s the spooky ghosts and bloody zombies. Then there’s the pretty princesses and funny clowns. All in all, Halloween tends to be a pretty fun holiday for adults and kids alike. What’s not so fun is a plumbing emergency “trick.” Your local Columbia CT plumber explains how to keep the jack o’ lanterns from exacting their revenge!


Avoid a spooky plumbing emergency

If you haven’t carved your pumpkin yet, it’s not too late. Now’s the perfect time, so that trick or treaters can still enjoy them in a couple weeks. We can’t help you with a design or carving technique, but we do have one tip.

After you’ve scooped out all the guts and seeds, do NOT flush them down the toilet. Instead, throw them in the trash. ‘Green’ alternatives are to throw them in your compost pile, or donate them to a local Columbia CT farmer. The cows or pigs will LOVE you!

Pumpkin guts are stringy. They can clog up your garbage disposal and burn out the motor. Flushing them down the toilet could cause everything in your home to back up.

What’s scarier? Gory Halloween costumes and pranks? Or an emergency plumbing bill?


Your local Columbia CT plumber

Rapid Service LLC is here for you if the unexpected happens. Emergency clogged drain service is available. A plumbing technician will arrive at your home quickly, so that your kids don’t miss out on the best candy spots. Our office staff promises only TREATS, not TRICKS this Halloween. Please call 860-228-1036 for a drain cleaning appointment.

We’ve been providing professional, licensed plumbing repairs to Columbia CT homeowners for almost 30 years! Over the years, we’ve expanded our service area to include Andover, Hebron, Coventry, Lebanon, Colchester, Mansfield, and Willimantic. Not sure if you’re on the list? Here’s our service map.