Pumpkin Seeds and Drain Cleaning in Baltimore

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

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 are afraid of putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. However, ones Baltimore plumbing system might 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 are busy times of the year for us with looking after Baltimore drain cleanings for our neighbors. We recommend 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 simply roll it up for the trash can when finished.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones Baltimore Drains

When pumpkin pulp gets inside a drain it does not flush all the way down the drain considering that it is so sticky. It will dry out and harden on the sides of drains and minimize the quantity of water that can stream through the drain. As even more inappropriate waste and particles adhere to the pumpkin pulp, the drains might ultimately close up completely. The very same circumstance will occur if pumpkin waste is flushed down the toilet … though it could end up being pushed further down the pipeline.

We put the infographic below together for house owners to have a much better understanding of the dangers of pumpkin seeds and pulp on their drains in hopes of preventing a needed Baltimore Drain Cleaning. Try among ideas 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 problems of using chemical drain cleaners for unclogging ones drain this Halloween.

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