Happy Halloween

Haunted Pipes?

Pumpkin 'guts' can create Halloween havoc on plumbing

At this time of year, millions of pumpkins are being carved into jack-o-lanterns, creating immense quantities of leftover pulp. Many homeowners begin the carving process by opening the pumpkins in their kitchen sink.

Unfortunately, some of the “pumpkin guts” can be incorrectly dumped into drains, eventually clogging kitchen drains – resulting in a call to a local plumbing professional to fix the problem. Similar problems have been reported when the material is flushed down the toilet.

While the pumpkin pulp seems soft and mushy, it can quickly dry and harden in drain pipes and that will create all sorts of ‘Halloween Havoc’ in your kitchen.

To avoid a 'pumpkin gut' drain disaster, carve pumpkins on a layer of newspaper, which allows carvers to wrap up the mess when finished and then properly disposed in the garbage, or a compost pile.

But if you do need a drain fixed, contact Clint at Cavalli Plumbing & Gas and Happy Halloween.


Cavalli are based in Gooseberry Hill and have been working around the Kalamunda hills area, Western Australia, for the past 8 years.

Our services include predominately plumbing and gas maintenance as well as installation and servicing of split system air-conditioning units. Clint specialises in new home and renovation projects with owner/builders.

Cavalli pride ourselves on our quality workmanship, great rates and old fashioned customer service.

Feel free to visit our website for a list of our services or visit our facebook page. You can contact Clint (0402 159 224 or cavalli@iinet.net.au) for a free appraisal or quotation.