Halloween and Drain Cleaning in Seattle

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

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 idea I understand, unless your children are afraid of putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. Nevertheless, ones Seattle plumbing system may begin to shake, rattle, and gurgle at the thought of all those seeds and pulp possibly entering its pipes and drains!

Halloween and the winter season holiday season are busy times of the year for us with looking after Seattle drain cleanings for our neighbors. We recommend that one put pumpkin seeds and pulp in the garbage can and not down ones sink drain or toilet. Carve pumpkins on layers of paper and simply roll it up for the trash can when completed.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones Seattle Drains

When pumpkin pulp gets inside a drain it does not flush all the way down the drain because it is so sticky. It will certainly dry out and harden on the sides of drains and lower the amount of water that can flow in the drain. As more inappropriate waste and particles attach to the pumpkin pulp, the drains may eventually close up entirely. The very same scenario will certainly occur 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 homeowners to have a much better understanding of the risks of pumpkin seeds and pulp on their drains in hopes of preventing a needed Seattle Drain Cleaning. Attempt among 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 dangers of using chemical drain cleaners for getting rid of drain clogs this Halloween.

Pumpkins and Plumbing


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