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Pumpkin Carving Advice… From Your Plumber

Fall is officially here, and we’re just a few weeks away from Halloween — a holiday that is full of fun, creativity, candy and scary movies! If you plan on carving pumpkins this season, our experienced technicians have some expert advice for you: Do not put pumpkin seeds or pulp down the sink or your garbage disposal!

post-pumpkinTypically what happens is the inside of the pumpkin, commonly known as the “guts,” tend to be a bit slimy and gooey. Once you put the remnants down the drain, it begins to harden and can potentially cause a major issue in your sink and drain. Additionally, putting seeds down your drain can damage your garbage disposal pretty easily.

We have a better alternative for you! Instead of putting the guts and seeds down the drain or even opting to throw them out, consider extending the fun activity with…

Oven Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
We know that sometimes roasting the seeds can be tricky, but we found a great recipe for you to try!

Pumpkin Compost
If you don’t care for pumpkin seeds, you could always enrich your soil and garden and make wonderful compost out of your carved or uncarved pumpkins. Check out these simple composting instructions.

No matter what holiday or season it is, Len The Plumber is here to fix your plumbing issues the same day you schedule a service. If your issue occurs on the weekend, that’s not a problem. We’re even here for you on Saturday and Sunday at no additional costs for weekend service!