Halloween and Drain Cleaning in New Orleans

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Drain Cleaning New Orleans, Drain Repair New Orleans

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 understand, unless your kids hesitate with putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. Nevertheless, ones New Orleans plumbing system might 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 season holiday are hectic times of the year for us with caring for New Orleans drain cleanings for our next-door neighbors. We suggest that one gets rid of 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 garbage can when finished.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones New Orleans Drains

When pumpkin pulp gets inside a drain it does not flush all the way down the drain because it is so sticky. It will certainly dry out and harden on the sides of drains and minimize the amount of water that can stream through the drain. As even more improper waste and particles attach to the pumpkin pulp, the drains could ultimately close up completely. The exact same circumstance will occur if pumpkin waste is flushed down the toilet … though it might wind up being pushed further down the pipeline.

We put the infographic below together for house owners to have a much better understanding of the dangers of pumpkin seeds and pulp on their drains in hopes of preventing a needed New Orleans Drain Cleaning. Try one of 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 dangers of using chemical drain cleaners for getting rid of drain clogs this Halloween.

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