Know how to properly dispose of your Halloween pumpkin guts.
It’s that time of year again; the weather has started to cool, and the leaves have begun to change. Fall is here, and Halloween is right around the corner. As you start to decorate the house, and your kids pick their costumes, pumpkin carving is soon to follow. However, along with all the fun, it’s important to carve your pumpkins responsibly. The slimy pumpkin innards can clog up your plumbing. Ensure that you’re mindful of what you put down your garbage disposal, and check out what you need to know about properly disposing of pumpkin guts.
Why it’s a bad idea to put pumpkin remains down the drain:
- Clogs your pipes. Pumpkin is fibrous, slimy, and full of seeds. When you dispose of these parts of the pumpkin in your garbage disposal, they can stick to the sides of your pipes. They can then harden and cause an obstruction in your pipes.
- Ruins the disposal blades. The fibers in your pumpkin are long and stringy. These can easily wrap around the garbage disposal blade, damaging the disposal blades and rendering them useless.
- Leaves a nasty stench. As an organic substance, your pumpkin is going to decompose. However, if it gets stuck in your pipes and hardens, it will start to stink up your kitchen.
Garbage Disposal Alternatives:
- Toss your pumpkin guts into the trash. The best alternative to the garbage disposal is the trash. That way you won’t have to worry about the pipes and the pumpkin innards can decompose outside.
- Make roasted pumpkin seeds. Delicious, and easy to make, try eating your pumpkin’s seeds. Remove the orange fiber, wash the seeds, and roast them in the oven with a little salt.
Reduce your risk for a plumbing disaster and properly dispose of pumpkin guts. For assistance with all your plumbing needs, contact the experts at Thousand Oaks Plumbing. Located in Thousand Oaks, California we help the Conejo Valley, Ventura County, and San Fernando Valley with all their water conservation and plumbing needs.