If there is anything that fall is known for — it’s pumpkin everything. And while we encourage everyone to indulge in all of the pumpkin drinks, pumpkin pie, pumpkin decorations and pumpkin carving they want, there is one place that pumpkins should stay far away from — your plumbing drains.
Why pumpkin guts are bad for your kitchen sink.
Fibrous foods like pumpkin guts can catch on your garbage disposal blades. They can stick to the sides of your drain pipes, harden, and leave you with a plumbing nightmare. You may find yourself with a slow draining sink or a damaged garbage disposal.
What you should do instead.
Instead of tossing slimy pumpkin guts in your sink after you carve your jack-o-lantern, dispose of them in the garbage. You can even turn the pumpkin seeds into a delicious fall treat by baking them in the oven with just a little bit of seasoning! You’ll produce less waste, keep your plumbing safe, and get to snack on more pumpkin treats.
If you do run into any problems at all with your home’s plumbing this fall, do not hesitate to reach out to our professional technicians here at Barker & Sons. We are here to help you with all of your home’s plumbing needs, from drain cleaning to installations to repairs. Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer or give us a call directly to schedule your service appointment.