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How to Safely Carve a Pumpkin Without Destroying Your Plumbing

Posted on October 28th, 2019

In a sense, pumpkin carving can be considered an art form. Just like an artist has a blank canvas to paint on, the same applies to all homeowners when they’re looking to add an extra element of “spooky” to their living space this Halloween. 

And while pumpkin carving might seem simple and fun, it also puts your plumbing at risk — especially if you decide to dispose of the scraps down the sink drain. To avoid a nightmare, here are some tips to take into consideration.

Tips to Avoid a Plumbing Nightmare

Clean Your Hands With Paper Towels

You know the feeling well: You’re in the process of carving your pumpkin, only to find that your hands are covered in “guts.” And when that’s the case, you might find yourself washing your hands in the sink more frequently than usual. 

To make sure that those “guts” don’t make their way into the drain, wipe your hands on a paper towel instead. This will clean your digits without posing a risk to your plumbing. 

Dispose of Pumpkin Guts in a Bowl

As mentioned earlier, putting any pumpkin “guts” down your sink drain will cause a massive clog — even if you attempt to  “puree” your scraps with the garbage disposal; the blades can snap. That being said, it’s important to make sure that you have a big, empty bowl nearby to dump any pumpkin guts into it. 

Putting your pumpkin’s “internal organs” into a bowl of any kind will help keep your plumbing in the clear. Then, once you’re done carving your masterpiece, simply take the contents inside the bowl and toss them in a nearby garbage can — it’s that simple! 

If You Dump Pumpkin Guts Down the Drain by Accident, Give us a Call! 

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