Pumpkin Seeds and Drain Cleaning in Sacramento

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

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 kids hesitate with putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. However, ones Sacramento plumbing system might begin 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 are hectic times of the year for us with taking care of Sacramento 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. Sculpt 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 Sacramento 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 certainly dry and solidify on the sides of drains and minimize the amount of water that can flow in the drain. As more unsuitable waste and particles stick to the pumpkin pulp, the drains could eventually close up all together. The very same situation will certainly happen 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 threats of pumpkin seeds and pulp on their drains in hopes of preventing a needed Sacramento Drain Cleaning. Try 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 concerns of using chemical drain cleaners for unclogging ones drain this Halloween.

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