Over 1 billion pumpkins are carved every Halloween season. That means pounds and pounds of jack-o'lantern pulp that ends up in American's drains. Plumbers have become as common a Halloween visitor as vampires or ghosts thanks to sticky pumpkin guts and seeds. When the pumpkin dries and hardens it can choke off drainpipes and become gummed up in the disposal.
To escape Halloween plumbing disasters, carve your pumpkin on a bed of newspapers and dispose of the guts either in the garbage can or a compost pile. The toilet is not a safer option than the sink either, a clog will still form, just further down the line.
Enjoy your pumpkins and seeds, just keep them out of your drains!