Halloween and Drain Cleaning in San Antonio

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Drain Cleaning San Antonio, Drain Repair San Antonio

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 idea I know, unless your kids are afraid of putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. Nevertheless, ones San Antonio plumbing system may begin to shake, rattle, and gurgle at the thought of all those seeds and pulp potentially entering its pipes and drains!

Halloween and the winter season holiday season are busy times of the year for us with taking care of San Antonio drain cleanings for our next-door neighbors. We recommend that one gets rid of pumpkin seeds and pulp in the garbage can and not down ones sink drain or toilet. Carve pumpkins on layers of paper and just roll it up for the garbage can when finished.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones San Antonio Drains

When pumpkin pulp gets in a drain it does not flush all the way through the drain since it is so sticky. It will dry out and harden on the sides of drains and minimize the amount of water that can stream in the drain. As even more improper waste and fragments attach to the pumpkin pulp, the drains might eventually close up completely. The very same situation will certainly occur if pumpkin waste is flushed down the toilet … though it may end up being pushed further down the pipeline.

We put the infographic below together for property owners to have a much better understanding of the threats of pumpkin seeds and pulp on their drains in hopes of preventing a needed San Antonio Drain Cleaning. Try one of suggestions found 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 unclogging ones drain this Halloween.

Pumpkins and Plumbing


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