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Emergency Plumber | Clogged Drain for Halloween

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Emergency Plumber | Clogged Drain for Halloween

Emergency Plumber Helps you Avoid Clogged Drain this Season

It’s October and jack-o-lanterns will be appearing on the porches of many American homes this month. At this busy time of year, no one wants to deal with kitchen sink clogs so we like to take this opportunity to advise you against putting your pumpkin’s skin, flesh and/or seeds into your kitchen sink garbage disposal. Due to its stringy consistency, there is a good chance that doing so would clog your kitchen drain and could cause damage or affect your garbage disposal’s function. Luckily you’ll have the help of this emergency plumber.

Everything that comes out of your pumpkin should go into the garbage or your compost bin. You can save your seeds, however, to toast them for a delicious and nutritious snack. We hope you’ll try the recipe below from The Pioneer Women’s website:

As you gut the pumpkins, keep all the seeds—and guts—in a bowl.

Throw them into a colander and rinse them under cold water, pulling away the chunks of pulp as you go.

Spread the rinsed seeds out on a baking sheet.

Allow the seeds to dry several hours or overnight. And beware: they’re quite sticky/slimy, so don’t place them on paper towels! Just leave ‘em on the baking sheet and they’ll be fine.

When they’re nice and dry, go ahead and preheat the oven to 250 degrees.

Begin by drizzling the seeds with a couple teaspoons of olive oil.

Use your fingers to toss the seeds around to coat.

Then salt and season the seeds to taste using table salt, cayenne pepper, curry powder or any seasoning you like.

Pop ‘em in the oven for an hour or so, until the seeds are light golden brown.

Let them cool for a few minutes…then let the snacking begin!

Pepitas need to be stored in an airtight container if they last beyond the first day.

If you made the unfortunate mistake of clogging your garbage disposal already call this emergency plumber Phoenix.  The Punctual Plumber is happy to help you with all of your plumbing needs.