Can You Rinse Makeup Down The Drain?

Mother and her son in Halloween costumes getting ready for Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner, you may be starting to think about the costume you or your kids will be wearing for this year’s festivities – do you already have something in mind? Aside from the physical outfit you may be preparing to put on, more often than not makeup is required to put the final touches on any spook-tacular costume. But what should you do with it all once the night over? One thing’s for sure – you shouldn’t dump any of it down the drain.

While it may seem rather harmless at first, the truth is that beauty products can be pretty hard for your drain to swallow, and the last thing you probably want is to be haunted by damaged pipes. And aside from the fact that the combination of cosmetics and other causes of clogs such as hair and soap residue can create a blockage, the ingredients used to make these products can be toxic which is also harmful to us and our environment.

That all being said, the answer to the question “can I rinse makeup down the drain” is no, and we hope you’ll remember that this Halloween and on all of the days that follow! Everything from your gels to your powders to your creams should be sent straight to the garbage when they are no longer of use to you.

Here at Barker and Sons Plumbing & Rooter, we’d like to wish you all a very safe and happy Halloween! And remember, if you have a plumbing emergency on this very exciting day and need a plumber in Orange County, you can always give us a call at 714.630.8766 for service.