Pumpkin Seeds and Drain Cleaning in Los Angeles

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Drain Cleaning Los Angeles, Drain Repair Los Angeles

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 kids are afraid of putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. However, ones Los Angeles plumbing system might start 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 hectic times of the year for us with taking care of Los Angeles drain cleanings for our neighbors. We advise that one disposes of 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 completed.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones Los Angeles 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 dry and solidify on the sides of drains and minimize the quantity of water that can flow in the drain. As more unsuitable waste and particles attach to the pumpkin pulp, the drains could ultimately close up entirely. The same circumstance will occur if pumpkin waste is flushed down the toilet … though it could wind up being pushed further into the pipeline.

We put the infographic below together for house owners to have a better understanding of the threats of pumpkin seeds and pulp on their drains in hopes of preventing a needed Los Angeles Drain Cleaning. Try one of 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.

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