San Diego Pumpkins and Drain Cleaning

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Drain Cleaning San Diego, Drain Repair San Diego

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 thought I know, unless your kids are afraid of putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are.  However, for your San Diego plumbing system might begin to shake, rattle, and gurgle at the thought of all those seeds and pulp potentially entering their pipes and drains!

Halloween and the winter holiday season are busy times of the year for us with taking care of San Diego drain cleanings for our neighbors.  We recommend that you dispose of pumpkin seeds and pulp in the trash 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 finished.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp in San Diego Drains

When pumpkin pulp gets inside a drain it does not flush all the way through the drain since it is so sticky.  It will dry and harden on the sides of drains and reduce the amount of water that can flow through the drain.  As more inappropriate waste and particles stick to the pumpkin pulp, the drains may eventually close up all together.  The same situation will occur if pumpkin waste is flushed down the toilet…though it may end up being pushed further down 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 San Diego Drains, in hopes of preventing a drain repair.  Try one of suggestions found on it for what to do with pumpkin seeds besides throwing or flushing them away.

Pumpkins and Plumbing