Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Aurora Plumbers: Pumpkins and Their Pulp are Not Plumbing-Friendly
Each year, over thousands of tonnes of pumpkins are produced in Canada, many of which are carved into jack-o’-lanterns during the Halloween season. That’s a lot of leftover pulp! As you can imagine, most homeowners get rid of their excess pulp through their kitchen sinks, and that’s why many Aurora plumbers spend several autumn days removing pumpkin pulp from clogged household drains long after the Halloween season has ended. Is your drain clogged yet? If pumpkin pulp is now coursing through your plumbing pipes, no need to panic yet—there are steps you can take to prevent clogs from happening. One very effective tip is to pour ½ cup of baking soda down your sink, followed by ½ cup of white vinegar. The two will produce an acidic reaction that would eat away at the pumpkin pulp that may have accumulated down in the pipes. After a few minutes, follow this up with a cup of lemon juice to eliminate any foul odor from the drain.