Don't Let Halloween Gremlins Clog Your Drains | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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Don't Let Halloween Gremlins Clog Your Drains | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

Don’t dispose of your jack o’ lanterns by sticking them in the drain or garbage disposal. Send them to the compost heap or trash instead.

You’ve decided to celebrate Halloween on Central Avenue. St. Petersburg is closing off 22 blocks of the street to traffic so pedestrians can roam freely. If you’ve got any energy left when you get back home, you’re planning to get rid of the jack o’ lanterns that are sitting on your front porch. They’ve been there awhile now and, up close, you can see they’re beginning to collapse and grow furry bits.

That sounds like a plan as long as you dump the pumpkins in the trash or the compost heap. Whatever you do, don’t try putting them in the garbage disposal or cutting them up and putting them down the drain. If you do, you’re likely to experience a Halloween gremlin inn the form of a clog and/or a damaged garbage disposal.

That’s because a pumpkin’s insides are gummy and stringy and can tie up the garbage disposal while forming a clog in the drain and pipe. And a pumpkin that’s been cleaned out is still problematic, according to, because the stems and rinds are too hard to chop up easily. They can seriously damage your disposal.

Of course, plumbing gremlins can happen at any time of the year. If they do and you can’t fix the situation by yourself, it’s time to call the trusted 24-hour plumbers at Billy the Sunshine Plumber.

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