Halloween and Drain Cleaning in Oklahoma City

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Drain Cleaning Oklahoma City, Drain Repair Oklahoma City

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 kids are afraid of putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. Nevertheless, ones Oklahoma City 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 hectic times of the year for us with looking after Oklahoma City drain cleanings for our neighbors. We suggest that one throw 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 completed.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones Oklahoma City Drains

When pumpkin pulp gets inside a drain it does not flush all the way down the drain given that it is so sticky. It will dry and solidify on the sides of drains and minimize the amount of water that can stream in the drain. As more unsuitable waste and fragments adhere to the pumpkin pulp, the drains may ultimately close up entirely. The very same scenario will happen if pumpkin waste is flushed down the toilet … though it might end up being pushed further down the pipeline.

We put the infographic below together for homeowners to have a better understanding of the risks of pumpkin seeds and pulp on their drains in hopes of preventing a needed Oklahoma City Drain Cleaning. Try 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 dangers of using chemical drain cleaners for getting rid of drain clogs this Halloween.

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