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Million of 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 children are afraid of putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. Nevertheless, ones Leesburg plumbing system might begin to shake, rattle, and gurgle at the idea of all those seeds and pulp possibly entering its pipes and drains!

Halloween and the winter season holiday season are busy times of the year for us with looking after Leesburg drain cleanings for our next-door neighbors. We suggest that one disposes 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 garbage can when all done.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones Leesburg 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 certainly dry out and solidify on the sides of drains and reduce the amount of water that can run in the drain. As even more improper waste and fragments attach to the pumpkin pulp, the drains may eventually close up all together. The very same scenario will take place if pumpkin waste is flushed down the toilet … though it might end up being pushed further down the pipeline.

We put the infographic below together for property owners to have a much better understanding of the dangers of pumpkin seeds and pulp on their drains in hopes of preventing a needed Leesburg Drain Cleaning. Try one of 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 problems of using chemical drain cleaners for getting rid of drain clogs this Halloween.

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