Pumpkin Seeds and Drain Cleaning in Chandler

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

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 Chandler plumbing system might start to shake, rattle, and gurgle at the thought of all those seeds and pulp possibly entering its pipes and drains!

Halloween and the winter holiday are hectic times of the year for us with taking care of Chandler drain cleanings for our next-door neighbors. We recommend that one disposes of pumpkin seeds and pulp in the trash can and not down ones sink drain or toilet. Carve pumpkins on layers of paper and just roll it up for the trash can when completed.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones Chandler Drains

When pumpkin pulp gets in a drain it does not flush all the way down the drain given that it is so sticky. It will dry and harden on the sides of drains and lower the amount of water that can run through the drain. As more unsuitable waste and bits attach to the pumpkin pulp, the drains might eventually close up entirely. The same circumstance will certainly take place if pumpkin waste is flushed down the toilet … though it might end up being pushed further down the pipeline.

We put the infographic below together for house owners to have a much better understanding of the dangers of pumpkin seeds and pulp on their drains in hopes of preventing a needed Chandler Drain Cleaning. Attempt one of tips found on it for what to do with pumpkin seeds besides tossing or flushing them away.

Also, learn more about our drain cleaning services here and the issues of using chemical drain cleaners for unclogging ones drain this Halloween.

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