Don't Be Tricked By Plumbing Emergencies This Halloween

Prevent Scary Plumbing Emergencies 

During Halloween, trick-or-treating is a favorite pastime of families and children. But, everyone has become so accustomed to treats that no one stops to consider the “trick” part anymore. This season is also marked by changes in habits, like spending more time at home indoors, which can cause stuff in the house to start playing a few tricks of their own. 

Plumbing is a treat because it is surprisingly reliable, given the amount of work it does. However, a home’s plumbing is not averse to playing a few tricks of its own when higher demands are placed upon it without proper prevention methods. Here are a few of the tricks that plumbing in the home can play during the Halloween season and how homeowners can prevent them. 

Every Home Benefits From Drain Cleaning 

That gurgling noise may not be from a creepy Halloween soundtrack. It could be coming from the sink drain, indicating that a clog is forming. During the fall, families fall back into a routine of school and home life, separated from summer vacations. Additionally, fall is the traditional season that people start to host themed get-togethers to celebrate. With the combination of staying home more and more people using the facilities, drain clogs, and other plumbing problems are common. 

Before hosting guests for Halloween parties, make sure the drains are ready. Routine drain cleaning is available from professional drain cleaning services all year long. Most homeowners prefer to avoid problems like backed-up sinks and showers because they can cause embarrassing interruptions to Halloween plans. This year, rule out the chance this trick will trip up plans by calling for a drain cleaning service before a drain clogs. 

How to Prevent Clogged Toilets 

toilet More guests and more time at home means more traffic to the toilet. For homes that aren’t ready, this can be a recipe for a Halloween disaster. There are a few things homeowners can do to help prevent clogged toilets. One is to be mindful of what goes down the drain. For example, avoid flushing large amounts of toilet paper at once, as this can quickly lead to a blockage. 

Also, keep all foreign objects except toilet paper out of the toilet bowl, as these can cause problems. Finally, it's a good idea to have drains cleaned regularly by a professional to help ensure they're clear and free-flowing because sewer line clogs can also cause toilets to malfunction. Following these simple tips can help prevent toilets from clogging and becoming an inconvenience. If clogged toilets become a consistent problem, homeowners should call a plumber to inspect for bigger underlying issues. 

Schedule Water Heater Maintenance 

maintenance Water heaters can send chills down spines by failing in the middle of a shower, and they can haunt the family with creepy noises like screeching in pipes and thumping behind walls. Avoid the loss of hot water by keeping up with routine water heater maintenance by a professional. 

Luckily, maintenance is all it takes to make the water heater run smoothly through the fall. Water heater maintenance takes a close look at the tank and ensures that no leaks or corrosion is present while draining and flushing the inside of the tank of sediment. Technicians will also check all valves and the anode rod. The result is a more reliable water heater that will last longer, require fewer repairs, and save on energy bills. 

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The Funniest Plumbing Costumes For This Year's Halloween

Top-Notch Plumbing Costumes!

October is not only the month for thrills and chills, but also for laughs. Costume creativity is not only about the gore and missing body parts, but an opportunity to be as ridiculous and over the top as possible. With Halloween just around the corner, many folks do their best to scare the bejesus out of anyone available.

While vampires and mummies go with the territory, October has also become one of the funniest months of the year. Costumes creators have perfected the art of coming up with some unique and original getups that are downright hilarious. Some of the most hysterical costumes are made to look like the most mundane and ordinary things all around.

Plumbing system costumes can be done with tongue in cheek humor, spot-on accuracy, and ridiculous cliches. In the article below you will find the top five funniest plumber costumes around.

Think Toilet Services

When you think about plumbing costumes, your first thought is probably an actual plumber costume complete with suspenders and an unfortunate view of a large backside. While these are great (and not at all offensive to plumbers with well-working belts) there are so many other avenues you can take.

toilet costume

A toilet, for example, is a perfect way to say you appreciate the toilet service. There is also no reason why the kiddies need to be left out. Take this young trick or treater; her costume a la commode is the perfect outfit for collecting treats.

Mario Was A Plumber

The most famous plumber has to be Mario of the classic Nintendo game Mario Brothers. When it comes to the funniest plumber costumes, there is no way he could be left off the list. There are so many Mario ways to handle this.


As this young woman demonstrates, Mario is not going to get far without his trusted sidekick Yoshi. Complete with moving Yoshi legs, Mario is able to roam the streets on Halloween looking for the next best drain pipe to disappear down to collect coins.

A Baby Can Be A Plumber Too

The funniest and cutest costumes have to be baby costumes. There is nothing cuter than a toddler dressed up as a plumber, toilet, or a small version of an adult costume. Mario again is a great avenue for those not quite able to master the trick or treat game yet.

baby plumber

If you can not tell from the stoic expression on mini Mario’s face, this is exactly what he had in mind for his first Halloween. Not only does it allow him the opportunity to be fawned over by all who see him, but he doesn’t even have to move from his vantage point on mum’s chest; all the better to scope out the best candy of the night.

Don’t Forget About Santa

Santa may not be your first choice when thinking about plumber costumes, or Halloween costumes in general for that matter. This is where you are wrong, however. As shown in the picture *(below/right), Santa is more than capable of wielding a tool belt and a plunger.

santa plumber

Not only that, but Santa has the body of a plumber including a belly made for a full moon. If that’s not enough, there is nothing better than a Santa tooling around in another profession to make folks smile. This costume is also a two for one for those who are planning to dress up again in December.

Dog’s Also Want To Wear A Costume

There is nothing more amusing than your four-legged friends in a costume. When that pet happens to be in full plumber gear including a very noticeable human feature; it’s priceless. Though your furry pals may have no need for plumbing services, a plumbing costume is just asking for chuckles by all those who see him.

dog plumber

Taking the time to dress up Fido and partake in the Halloween festivities will reward you with a lot of great pictures. As this well-behaved pooch can attest to, those who sit still for the camera, and don’t get their costumes dirty, get treats along with everyone else.

Super Plumbers To The Rescue

Super Plumbers are ready to enjoy the Halloween season with chuckles and chills, along with 24 hr emergency care for all of your funniest plumbing problems.

Their expert care goes above and beyond making them not your average plumber. With a dedication to the safety of each and every homeowner, Super Plumbers will not leave until you are 100% satisfied.