Halloween and Drain Cleaning in Charlotte NC

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Drain Cleaning Charlotte NC, Drain Repair Charlotte

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 understand, unless your children are afraid of putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. Nevertheless, ones Charlotte plumbing system might begin to shake, rattle, and gurgle at the thought 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 looking after Charlotte drain cleanings for our neighbors. We suggest 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 simply roll it up for the garbage can when all done.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones Charlotte Drains

When pumpkin pulp gets in a drain it does not flush all the way down the drain because it is so sticky. It will dry and solidify on the sides of drains and minimize the quantity of water that can run in the drain. As even more unsuitable waste and bits attach to the pumpkin pulp, the drains could ultimately close up completely. The exact same circumstance will certainly take place 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 much better understanding of the risks of pumpkin seeds and pulp on their drains in hopes of preventing a needed Charlotte Drain Cleaning. Try one of ideas 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 issues of using chemical drain cleaners for getting rid of drain clogs this Halloween.

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