Halloween and Drain Cleaning in Chattanooga

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

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 kids are afraid of putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. Nevertheless, ones Chattanooga plumbing system might start to shake, rattle, and gurgle at the idea of all those seeds and pulp potentially entering its pipes and drains!

Halloween and the winter holiday season are hectic times of the year for us with looking after Chattanooga drain cleanings for our neighbors. We recommend that one disposes 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 all done.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones Chattanooga Drains

When pumpkin pulp gets in a drain it does not flush all the way down the drain because it is so sticky. It will dry and solidify on the sides of drains and reduce the quantity of water that can stream in the drain. As more improper waste and fragments adhere to the pumpkin pulp, the drains may ultimately close up completely. The exact same situation will certainly happen if pumpkin waste is flushed down the toilet … though it might end up being pushed further into the pipeline.

We put the infographic below together for house owners to have a better understanding of the threats of pumpkin seeds and pulp on their drains in hopes of preventing a needed Chattanooga 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 concerns of using chemical drain cleaners for getting rid of drain clogs this Halloween.

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