Halloween and Drain Cleaning in Madison WI

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Drain Cleaning Madison WI, Drain Repair Madison WI

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 understand, unless your kids are afraid of putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. However, ones Madison 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 hectic times of the year for us with caring for Madison drain cleanings for our next-door neighbors. We recommend that one throw pumpkin seeds and pulp in the garbage can and not down ones sink drain or toilet. Carve pumpkins on layers of paper and simply roll it up for the trash can when all done.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones Madison Drains

When pumpkin pulp gets inside a drain it does not flush all the way through the drain considering that it is so sticky. It will dry and harden on the sides of drains and decrease the amount of water that can flow through the drain. As even more unsuitable waste and bits stick to the pumpkin pulp, the drains may ultimately close up entirely. The same circumstance will take place 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 homeowners to have a better understanding of the dangers of pumpkin seeds and pulp on their drains in hopes of preventing a needed Madison Drain Cleaning. Attempt among tips 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 concerns of using chemical drain cleaners for getting rid of drain clogs this Halloween.

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