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How Halloween Can Cause the Need for Water Damage Restoration

When you think of Halloween, what comes to mind? You probably picture free candy, dressing up in silly costumes, spending the evening watching scary movies, or maybe all three! It’s supposed to be a time for fun, but if you have any plumbing in your home, and chances are you do, you could run into scary water damage if you’re not careful.


What’s the connection between Halloween and the need for professional water damage restoration? Why should you worry or care about your plumbing on one of the most festive and popular holidays of the year? If you live in Downingtown, PA, keep reading for the answers.


Pumpkin Debris in Garbage Disposals

Pumpkin carving is a traditional part of Halloween, and it can really make a slimy, gooey mess. Not just on your floor or kitchen table, but also in your garbage disposal. You should never try to push pumpkin gunk down into the disposal as this can lead to a plumbing backup. It’s also not a good idea to put pumpkin seeds in the disposal. To play it safe and avoid the need for water damage restoration of any kind, put all the pumpkin gunk in the trashcan. If you truly want to play it safe, buy a pumpkin, be it plastic or real, and simply paint a design on it.


Candy and Other Goodies in Toilets

Candy in the toilet? You better believe it. As professionals in water damage restoration, we’ve seen just about everything. If your kid has a bag full of candy, make sure no wrappers end up in the toilet. That, or other little things like toys, will back up the toilet. Trust us; you don’t want to call for sewage removal and cleanup on Halloween night, but we’re here 24/7 if you need it.


Contact ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration of Downingtown, PA for reliable water damage restoration assistance anytime at (610) 431-3553.