Halloween and Drain Cleaning in St Louis MO

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Drain Cleaning St Louis MO, Drain Repair St Louis

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 thought I understand, unless your children hesitate with putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. However, ones St Louis plumbing system may begin to shake, rattle, and gurgle at the idea of all those seeds and pulp potentially entering its pipes and drains!

Halloween and the winter season holiday are hectic times of the year for us with looking after St Louis drain cleanings for our next-door neighbors. We advise that one put pumpkin seeds and pulp in the trash can and not down ones sink drain or toilet. Sculpt 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 St Louis Drains

When pumpkin pulp gets inside a drain it does not flush all the way through the drain since it is so sticky. It will dry and harden on the sides of drains and decrease the amount of water that can run in the drain. As even more unsuitable waste and bits stick to the pumpkin pulp, the drains may ultimately close up entirely. The exact same scenario will occur if pumpkin waste is flushed down the toilet … though it may end up being pushed further into the pipeline.

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

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