Pumpkin seeds can create drain danger - Tucson News Now

Pumpkin seeds can create drain danger

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Many people are carving pumpkins this week and that can be a messy job.

The one place you do not want to dispose the remains is down the drain.

Local plumbers say it's common to get calls around this time from folks who clogged their pipes while carving their pumpkins. Experts say there are about two pounds of seeds and strands inside each pumpkin.

Trying to throw it all in the garbage disposal can cost you. If you're handy you can try taking your pipes apart if they get clogged. But if you're not, calling a professional can cost you between $150 to $250.

Plumbers recommend you skip the garbage disposal and throw any pumpkin parts in the trash.

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