Halloween and Drain Cleaning in Durham

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

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 hesitate with putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. However, ones Durham plumbing system may 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 season holiday season are busy times of the year for us with caring for Durham drain cleanings for our neighbors. We recommend that one gets rid of pumpkin seeds and pulp in the trash can and not down ones sink drain or toilet. Sculpt pumpkins on layers of paper and simply roll it up for the trash can when finished.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones Durham Drains

When pumpkin pulp gets inside a drain it does not flush all the way through the drain given that it is so sticky. It will dry and harden on the sides of drains and decrease the amount of water that can stream through the drain. As even more unsuitable waste and bits stick to the pumpkin pulp, the drains may eventually close up completely. The very same circumstance will occur if pumpkin waste is flushed down the toilet … though it may wind up being pushed further down the pipeline.

We put the infographic below together for house owners to have a better understanding of the threats of pumpkin seeds and pulp on their drains in hopes of preventing a needed Durham 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 dangers of using chemical drain cleaners for getting rid of drain clogs this Halloween.

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