Halloween and Drain Cleaning in Boston

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

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. However, ones Boston 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 holiday season are hectic times of the year for us with taking care of Boston drain cleanings for our neighbors. We suggest that one throw pumpkin seeds and pulp in the garbage can and not down ones sink drain or toilet. Sculpt pumpkins on layers of newspaper and simply roll it up for the trash can when finished.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones Boston Drains

When pumpkin pulp gets in a drain it does not flush all the way through the drain given that it is so sticky. It will certainly dry out and harden on the sides of drains and decrease the quantity of water that can run in the drain. As more improper waste and fragments attach to the pumpkin pulp, the drains may eventually close up entirely. The very same circumstance will 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 property owners to have a much better understanding of the risks of pumpkin seeds and pulp on their drains in hopes of preventing a needed Boston Drain Cleaning. Try 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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