Halloween and Drain Cleaning in Kansas City

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Drain Cleaning Kansas City, Drain Repair Kansas 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 understand, unless your children are afraid of putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. Nevertheless, ones Kansas City  plumbing system might 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 season holiday are busy times of the year for us with taking care of Kansas City drain cleanings for our neighbors. We recommend 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 just roll it up for the garbage can when all done.

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

When pumpkin pulp gets in a drain it does not flush all the way through the drain given that it is so sticky. It will dry out and harden on the sides of drains and minimize the amount of water that can run in the drain. As more unsuitable waste and particles stick to the pumpkin pulp, the drains may eventually close up entirely. The very same scenario 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 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 Kansas City Drain Cleaning. Try one of recommendations 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