Halloween and Drain Cleaning in Omaha

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

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 know, unless your children are afraid of putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. Nevertheless, ones Omaha 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 holiday are busy times of the year for us with taking care of Omaha drain cleanings for our neighbors. We suggest that one gets rid of pumpkin seeds and pulp in the garbage can and not down ones sink drain or toilet. Sculpt pumpkins on layers of paper and just roll it up for the trash can when finished.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones Omaha Drains

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

We put the infographic below together for homeowners to have a much better understanding of the dangers of pumpkin seeds and pulp on their drains in hopes of preventing a needed Omaha 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 dangers of using chemical drain cleaners for unclogging ones drain this Halloween.

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