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Halloween Can Be Tough on Your Plumbing | Roto-Rooter Austin

Roto-Rooter pumpkinYou wouldn’t think Halloween and your plumbing system would have anything in common. But traditional preparations for Halloween are responsible for a number of drain clogs. Particularly in the kitchen where many homeowners like to carve their pumpkins and then push the pulp and seeds down the garbage disposal.

The Best Way to Carve a Pumpkin

  • Spread out a thick bed of newspaper

  • Scoop out the pumpkin pulp and pile it onto the newspaper

  • Wrap up the mess inside the newspaper and throw in garbage can or compost pile

  • Don’t wash your hands in the sink. Use the outside faucet or wipe hands with paper towels until clean

  • Even a small amount of pumpkin pulp can damage your disposal and pipes

  • Watch our pumpkin carving video for additional directions.

Your Roto-Rooter sewer and drain technician is well equipped to clean your pipes if you suffer a clog from pumpkin pulp. 

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