Pumpkin Seeds and Drain Cleaning in Provo UT

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

Countless 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 understand, unless your children are afraid of putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. However, ones Chandler plumbing system might begin to shake, rattle, and gurgle at the thought of all those seeds and pulp potentially entering its pipes and drains!

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

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones Chandler Drains

When pumpkin pulp gets inside 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 minimize the quantity of water that can flow in the drain. As even more improper waste and particles stick to the pumpkin pulp, the drains may eventually close up completely. The same situation will certainly occur if pumpkin waste is flushed down the toilet … though it might wind up being pushed further down the pipeline.

We put the infographic below together for property owners to have a better understanding of the risks of pumpkin seeds and pulp on their drains in hopes of preventing a needed Chandler Drain Cleaning. Attempt one of recommendations discovered on it for what to do with pumpkin seeds besides throwing or flushing them away.

Also, learn more about our drain cleaning services here and the concerns of using chemical drain cleaners for getting rid of drain clogs this Halloween.

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