Pumpkin Seeds and Drain Cleaning in Tulsa

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

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 know, unless your children are afraid of putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. However, ones Tulsa 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 season holiday season are busy times of the year for us with caring for Tulsa drain cleanings for our neighbors. We advise that one throw pumpkin seeds and pulp in the trash can and not down ones sink drain or toilet. Carve 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 Tulsa Drains

When pumpkin pulp gets inside a drain it does not flush all the way down the drain since it is so sticky. It will certainly dry out and harden on the sides of drains and minimize the quantity of water that can stream through the drain. As more inappropriate waste and fragments stick to the pumpkin pulp, the drains might eventually close up all together. The same circumstance will 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 homeowners to have a better understanding of the risks of pumpkin seeds and pulp on their drains in hopes of preventing a needed Tulsa Drain Cleaning. Attempt one of suggestions found 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 unclogging ones drain this Halloween.

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