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Today Is The Busiest Day For U.S. Plumbers  

sexyldy1000 65F  
10206 posts
11/27/2020 12:07 pm
Today Is The Busiest Day For U.S. Plumbers



Here's something I hadn't heard before. Perhaps our U.S. members will relate

Many people know the Friday after U.S. Thanksgiving is known as ‘Black Friday’ in retail circles. But did you know it is referred as 'Brown Friday' for plumbers? It is also the busiest day of the year for them. Incoming calls, mostly for kitchen plumbing jobs, will jump 50% over an average Friday according one of the largest full-service commercial plumbing and drain cleaning services.

Plates littered with leftovers find their way to the kitchen sink and often end up being dumped down the garbage disposal. Some of the worst things to put down the drain are pasta, casseroles, turkey or chicken bones, stringy-fibrous vegetables (asparagus, artichokes, carrot skins, celery, potato skins and corn husks) and eggshells.

Additional strain is also put on plumbing systems while people host extra guests which leads to more showers, baths, flushes and perhaps extra loads of laundry.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9607 posts
11/27/2020 12:11 pm

No doubt, many folks can relate to having to deal with an assortment of plumbing issues. What's the strangest problem you have experienced?


mc_justmc 62M
6929 posts
11/27/2020 12:37 pm

The worst disposal issue I had was when I peeled the outer layers of an onion and stuffed the large onion skin down the disposal where it lodged in the crevice between the blade and the drain and stayed there for days before I had to reach in there and pull it out.


scoupe42 59M  

11/27/2020 12:42 pm

Believe it or not, your right!


sexyldy1000 65F  
9607 posts
11/27/2020 1:21 pm

Growing up, my parents often rented cottages for our summer vacation. Indoor plumbing was not always provided. One place, it felt like it was indoor but in fact there was a cistern which the owner would empty daily. Imagine my shock 😱 when using the ‘facilities’ and heard a man’s voice below me!


Tmptrzz 60F  
107039 posts
11/27/2020 1:48 pm

I always skip black Friday as it's a most dangerous day here. And this year even more so with the virus.

And I believe that about the plumbers as it was also very busy last Friday as well, we didn't get our plumbing fixed here until almost five o'clock is one the worst Nightmare of a Friday we have had in years.

I hope your Friday is a great start to your weekend..

Seduce the mind and see what a wonderful adventure the body will take you on..


Paulxx001 65M  
22616 posts
11/27/2020 2:33 pm

hmmm Who knew? 🤔


Makeithotasfk2ni 38M

11/27/2020 2:47 pm

Interesting


redrockrascal 64M
23580 posts
11/27/2020 3:31 pm

I imagine plumbers plunge into their work so they can be flush with cash for the holidays

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


Solfan55 67M  
500 posts
11/28/2020 10:28 am

Just imagine Clark Griswold's brother in law coming to stay for the weekend!


pocogato12 70F  
37236 posts
11/28/2020 11:28 am

Oh those bones!!! Even when I could compost I put bones in the regular trash. And your clog is just a plumb away

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trixietrixster 55F  
3125 posts
11/28/2020 2:52 pm

Who would have thought plumbers would have their own "holiday"?! Plastic silverwave - that recently happened. Of course, it was my significant other who was the culprit ... LOL ... hope you have a happy and peaceful Turkey Day ...

In Luv, Lite, Laffter ...


sexyldy1000 65F  
9607 posts
11/29/2020 11:53 am

    Quoting mc_justmc:
    The worst disposal issue I had was when I peeled the outer layers of an onion and stuffed the large onion skin down the disposal where it lodged in the crevice between the blade and the drain and stayed there for days before I had to reach in there and pull it out.
Yikes, that sounds like a stinky mess that could have been avoided.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9607 posts
11/29/2020 11:55 am

    Quoting scoupe42:
    Believe it or not, your right!
Although I hadn't heard of it before I certainly did believe since it was posted on a reputable full-service commercial plumbing and drain cleaning service website.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9607 posts
11/29/2020 11:58 am

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    I always skip black Friday as it's a most dangerous day here. And this year even more so with the virus.

    And I believe that about the plumbers as it was also very busy last Friday as well, we didn't get our plumbing fixed here until almost five o'clock is one the worst Nightmare of a Friday we have had in years.

    I hope your Friday is a great start to your weekend..
Black Friday has made its way here as retailers worry about competing with all the online vendors. Major plumbing issues when you live in an apartment of a condominium building inconvenience so many people and can be a nightmare to get resolved. Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving celebration the best that you could.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9607 posts
11/29/2020 11:58 am

I certainly didn't. So wondered if anyone else did.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9607 posts
11/29/2020 11:59 am

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    I imagine plumbers plunge into their work so they can be flush with cash for the holidays
LOL - no doubt!


sexyldy1000 65F  
9607 posts
11/29/2020 12:00 pm

    Quoting Solfan55:
    Just imagine Clark Griswold's brother in law coming to stay for the weekend!
OMG! Yikes . No thanks.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9607 posts
11/29/2020 12:02 pm

    Quoting pocogato12:
    Oh those bones!!! Even when I could compost I put bones in the regular trash. And your clog is just a plumb away
Yep, they sure cause problems! It is surprising and disgusting what people will put down their drains. Plumbers must all have some horror stories of what they have had to 'plumb away'!


sexyldy1000 65F  
9607 posts
11/29/2020 12:04 pm

    Quoting trixietrixster:
    Who would have thought plumbers would have their own "holiday"?! Plastic silverwave - that recently happened. Of course, it was my significant other who was the culprit ... LOL ... hope you have a happy and peaceful Turkey Day ...
If you look hard enough, there seems to be a holiday for just about anything! Darn those significant others that cause an assortment of problems. Our Thanksgiving was in October and like the rest of this year was very quiet. Hope you made the best of yours.


resant78 44M  
3326 posts
11/29/2020 12:18 pm

wow, I'm not surprised! But I am surprised about the live badger.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9607 posts
11/29/2020 5:38 pm

    Quoting resant78:
    wow, I'm not surprised! But I am surprised about the live badger.
Pretty crazy isn't it? As I commented to someone else, Plumbers must all have some horror stories of what they have had to remove from drains. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!


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