Pumpkin Seeds and Drain Cleaning in Alexandria VA

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

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 Alexandria plumbing system may begin to shake, rattle, and gurgle at the idea of all those seeds and pulp potentially entering its pipes and drains!

Halloween and the winter season holiday season are hectic times of the year for us with looking after Alexandria drain cleanings for our next-door neighbors. We advise that one disposes of pumpkin seeds and pulp in the trash can and not down ones sink drain or toilet. Sculpt pumpkins on layers of newspaper and just roll it up for the garbage can when all done.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones Alexandria 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 certainly dry out and harden on the sides of drains and lower the amount of water that can run in the drain. As more unsuitable waste and fragments stick to the pumpkin pulp, the drains may eventually close up entirely. The exact same circumstance will certainly take place if pumpkin waste is flushed down the toilet … though it may wind up being pushed further into 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 Alexandria Drain Cleaning. Attempt one of tips discovered 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 problems of using chemical drain cleaners for getting rid of drain clogs this Halloween.

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