Halloween and Drain Cleaning

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Drain Cleaning, Drain Repair

Million of pounds of pumpkin seeds and pumpkin pulp is being scraped from pumpkins in the United States as we speak. That is not a scarey thought I know, unless your children are afraid of putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. However, ones plumbing system might start to shake, rattle, and gurgle at the idea of all those seeds and pulp possibly entering its pipes and drains!

Halloween and the winter holiday season are hectic times of the year for plumbers with caring for drain cleanings. We recommend that one throw pumpkin seeds and pulp in the garbage can and not down ones sink drain or toilet. Sculpt pumpkins on layers of newspaper and simply roll it up for the trash can when all done.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones Drains

When pumpkin pulp gets inside a drain it does not flush all the way down the drain since it is so sticky. It will dry and solidify on the sides of drains and lower the quantity of water that can run through the drain. As even more unsuitable waste and bits adhere to the pumpkin pulp, the drains could eventually close up entirely. The very same scenario will certainly happen if pumpkin waste is flushed down the toilet … though it might end up being pushed further into the pipeline.

The Drain and Leak Repair Pros put the infographic below together for property owners to have a much better understanding of the threats of pumpkin seeds and pulp on their drains in hopes of preventing a needed drain cleaning. Attempt one of recommendations discovered on it for what to do with pumpkin seeds besides throwing or flushing them away.

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