Pumpkin Seeds and Drain Cleaning in Virginia Beach VA

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Drain Cleaning Virginia Beach VA, Drain Repair Virginia Beach

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 thought I know, unless your children are afraid of putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. Nevertheless, ones Virginia Beach plumbing system might begin to shake, rattle, and gurgle at the idea of all those seeds and pulp potentially entering its pipes and drains!

Halloween and the winter season holiday season are busy times of the year for us with looking after Virginia Beach drain cleanings for our next-door neighbors. We recommend 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 paper and just roll it up for the trash can when finished.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones Virginia Beach Drains

When pumpkin pulp gets in a drain it does not flush all the way through the drain because it is so sticky. It will dry out and solidify on the sides of drains and lower the quantity of water that can run through the drain. As even more inappropriate waste and bits adhere to the pumpkin pulp, the drains might ultimately close up completely. The very same circumstance will certainly 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 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 Virginia Beach 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 dangers of using chemical drain cleaners for getting rid of drain clogs this Halloween.

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