Every Halloween season, plumbers get the call to repair garbage disposers and kitchen sink drains clogged with sticky pumpkin pulp and seeds. The goopy by-product of jack-o'-lantern enthusiasts is, unfortunately, ideal for clogging household drains. The pulp dries and hardens inside pipes and disposers, causing all sorts of problems.
So, what's the solution? Never put pumpkin guts down the kitchen sink or worse, attempt to flush them down your toilet! To guard against Halloween drain disasters, carve pumpkins on a bed of newspapers, then wrap up the mess and throw all pumpkin-related materials into the garbage can.