Pumpkins and Plumbing

Pumpkins and Plumbing. Don’t mix the two

Did you know that over one billion pounds of pumpkins are grown in the United States each year? Guess where a lot of that pumpkin ends up, down the kitchen sink. During the Halloween season each year plumbers stay extremely busy with pulp-clogged garbage disposals and stopped up kitchen sink drains trying to remove gobs of pulp and pumpkin seeds.

It can be great fun to carve jack-o-lanterns but that pumpkin pulp should never be put down drains or into garbage disposals. The slimy gunk and seeds can clog your sink drains. What appears to be a soft and mushy material will harden and block your pipes. Just because you can get it down the drain does not mean that you should put it down the drain. Don’t be tempted into using the toilet either, the problems it can cause could be even worst because the the clogs could be deeper in your drain pipes.

Remember, when it comes to pumpkins the parts you don’t use should go in the trash and not the sink.

jack o lantern Pumpkins and Plumbing

Don’t put me down the drain.

Enjoy the upcoming the upcoming holidays!