Anybody who has carved a pumpkin before knows how slimy pumpkin guts are. But what you may not know is what happens when it’s allowed to harden and dry. The pumpkin insides have a glue-like quality so it sticks to any surface and dries as hard as fiberglass. It has to be scraped off of whatever it’s stuck to. If you put this stuff down your garbage disposal, the only fix will be a professional cleaning.
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
Your Roto-Rooter sewer and drain technician is well equipped to clean your pipes if you suffer a clog from pumpkin pulp. He carries a professional grade drain cleaning machine that is specially designed for sink clogs.
View our fun video about what happens if you place pumpkin gut in your disposal.