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A Halloween Plumbing Disaster You’ll Want to Avoid

Posted on October 26th, 2016

plumber ahwatukee | Plumbing MedicHalloween is right around the corner! While this holiday is traditionally full of scary movies and costumes, there is one nightmare homeowners will want to avoid – clogged drains!

Each year, many homeowners are stuck with slow draining sinks due to sticky pumpkin seeds and pulp. Many homeowners think that pumpkin guts are safe to dispose of in the disposal because they are soft and mushy. However, they’re actually damaging to your garbage disposal. When the pulp dries and hardens inside of your plumbing pipes and garbage disposal, it can cause a serious drainage problem.

How can you prevent this plumbing nightmare this year?  Keep pumpkin pulp out of your garbage disposal.

Before tossing guts down the kitchen sink or bathroom toilet, you can:

  1. Turn Them Into a Fall Snack – Try to roast your own pumpkin seeds with a recipe like this one. They’re a delicious fall treat!

  2. Make Cleanup Simple – If you’re not interested in roasting your own pumpkin seeds, dispose of your pumpkin guts safely. Lay down a newspaper and throw the pumpkin pulp in the trash.

If you do run into any problems with your home plumbing or garbage disposal, don’t hesitate to give our professional technicians a call. We are here to help you with all of your home plumbing and garbage disposal needs, 24/7!

Contact our office by giving us a call at (602) 649-6435.

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