Pumpkin Seeds and Drain Cleaning in Birmingham

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

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 thought I know, unless your children hesitate with putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. Nevertheless, ones Birmingham 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 caring for Birmingham drain cleanings for our next-door 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 newspaper and just roll it up for the trash can when finished.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones Birmingham Drains

When pumpkin pulp gets in a drain it does not flush all the way through the drain considering that it is so sticky. It will dry out and solidify on the sides of drains and reduce the quantity of water that can run through the drain. As more unsuitable waste and particles adhere to the pumpkin pulp, the drains might eventually close up completely. The same circumstance will happen if pumpkin waste is flushed down the toilet … though it may wind up being pushed further down the pipeline.

We put the infographic below together for property owners to have a better understanding of the risks of pumpkin seeds and pulp on their drains in hopes of preventing a needed Birmingham Drain Cleaning. Attempt one of recommendations 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 issues of using chemical drain cleaners for getting rid of drain clogs this Halloween.

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