Halloween and Drain Cleaning in Philadelphia PA

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Drain Cleaning Philadelphia PA, Drain Repair Philadelphia

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 understand, unless your children hesitate with putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. However, ones Philadelphia 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 busy times of the year for us with taking care of Philadelphia drain cleanings for our neighbors. We advise that one disposes of pumpkin seeds and pulp in the garbage can and not down ones sink drain or toilet. Carve pumpkins on layers of paper and just roll it up for the garbage can when all done.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones Philadelphia Drains

When pumpkin pulp gets in a drain it does not flush all the way down the drain considering that it is so sticky. It will certainly dry out and solidify on the sides of drains and reduce the amount of water that can flow in the drain. As even more inappropriate waste and bits stick to the pumpkin pulp, the drains may ultimately close up entirely. The exact same scenario will happen if pumpkin waste is flushed down the toilet … though it may end up being pushed further down the pipeline.

We put the infographic below together for homeowners to have a better understanding of the threats of pumpkin seeds and pulp on their drains in hopes of preventing a needed Philadelphia Drain Cleaning. Attempt among tips 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 problems of using chemical drain cleaners for unclogging ones drain this Halloween.

Pumpkins and Plumbing


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