Halloween and Drain Cleaning in Austin TX

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Drain Cleaning Austin TX, Drain Repair Austin

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 idea I know, unless your children hesitate with putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. Nevertheless, ones Austin 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 season are busy times of the year for us with taking care of Austin drain cleanings for our next-door neighbors. We suggest that one put pumpkin seeds and pulp in the garbage can and not down ones sink drain or toilet. Carve pumpkins on layers of newspaper and just roll it up for the trash can when completed.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones Austin Drains

When pumpkin pulp gets in a drain it does not flush all the way through the drain because it is so sticky. It will certainly dry and harden on the sides of drains and reduce the amount of water that can run in the drain. As more improper waste and bits adhere to the pumpkin pulp, the drains might ultimately close up completely. The very same situation will certainly take place if pumpkin waste is flushed down the toilet … though it may wind up being pushed further down 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 Austin Drain Cleaning. Try one of ideas discovered 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.

Pumpkins and Plumbing


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