Halloween and Drain Cleaning in Denver

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

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 idea I understand, unless your kids hesitate with putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. However, ones Denver plumbing system may 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 holiday season are hectic times of the year for us with caring for Denver drain cleanings for our next-door neighbors. We suggest that one put pumpkin seeds and pulp in the trash can and not down ones sink drain or toilet. Sculpt pumpkins on layers of newspaper and simply roll it up for the trash can when finished.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones Denver Drains

When pumpkin pulp gets inside a drain it does not flush all the way through the drain because it is so sticky. It will dry and solidify on the sides of drains and minimize the amount of water that can stream through the drain. As more improper waste and particles attach to the pumpkin pulp, the drains might eventually close up entirely. The same situation will occur if pumpkin waste is flushed down the toilet … though it may wind up being pushed further into 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 Denver Drain Cleaning. Attempt among recommendations 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 problems of using chemical drain cleaners for unclogging ones drain this Halloween.

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