Pumpkin Seeds and Drain Cleaning in Atlanta

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

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 idea I know, unless your kids are afraid of putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. However, ones Atlanta plumbing system may start to shake, rattle, and gurgle at the idea of all those seeds and pulp possibly entering its pipes and drains!

Halloween and the winter holiday season are hectic times of the year for us with taking care of Atlanta drain cleanings for our neighbors. We suggest that one gets rid of pumpkin seeds and pulp in the garbage can and not down ones sink drain or toilet. Carve pumpkins on layers of newspaper and just roll it up for the garbage can when finished.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones Atlanta Drains

When pumpkin pulp gets in a drain it does not flush all the way down the drain because it is so sticky. It will dry and solidify on the sides of drains and reduce the amount of water that can stream through the drain. As even more unsuitable waste and particles stick to the pumpkin pulp, the drains might ultimately close up entirely. The exact same situation will occur if pumpkin waste is flushed down the toilet … though it may end up being pushed further into the pipeline.

We put the infographic below together for property owners to have a much better understanding of the threats of pumpkin seeds and pulp on their drains in hopes of preventing a needed Atlanta Drain Cleaning. Attempt one of recommendations 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.

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