Max_TwoSteppen: >Contrary to what people may think is the most frequent cause of plumbing problems, Black Friday is not inspiration for toilet humor.
>”It’s not even close. The number one reason for calls is kitchen sink drains and garbage disposals,” said Paul Abrams, Roto-Rooter Service’s director of public relations.
I won’t lie, I’m more than a bit disappointed it isn’t because of monster dumps.
pete1257: Potato peelings. They expand and clog your drain. Most people wouldn’t have an issue with their usual 3-4 potatoes throughout the year, but you peel 10+ and boom!…… $300 plumbing bill.
plumbbob69: Used to be a plumber (username). Went out to a mobile home park day after Thanksgiving, entire sewer system was stopped. We snaked it from a downstream opening. When the clog gave it was a massive wave of corn…it surfaced so fast we had to run. I didn’t eat corn for about five years after. I still have to have mind control and suppress that memory before taking a bite of canned corn.
SwishSwishDeath: This kind of stuff interests me, like what services have which busiest days.
I work at a grocery store and ours is the day before Thanksgiving. So many people in for last minute things (for instance it’s the last point you’re able to reasonably thaw a turkey).
Then on Thanksgiving? No one. It compares to an average “slowest day of the week”. You get a few people but they’re usually in for that one last thing they only remember after getting to that point in the recipe.
My pie crust movement went, from Monday to Tuesday to Wednesday to today: 80, 88, 150, 11. Food stamp days and Saturday/Sunday are the non-holiday big ones. But the closest store in our chain doesn’t do anything on Sunday because it’s in a more religious area.
It’s such a boring thing to be interested in.
ACivtech: When I was a kid I thought all plumbers did was unclog toilets and sinks. It never occured to me that they could choose never to unclog anything and just work construction installing the plumbing.
dino_0: It’s those potato skins, DON’T PUT THEM DOWN YOUR SINK!!
throwmeawayinthetras: Shitters full.
IAMA_Plumber-AMA: DON’T FLUSH TURKEY FAT YOU JERKS!?!
thxxx1337: Brown Friday
Smithrj2: Running potato peels thru the garbage disposal can cause a serious plug deep in the pipes.
pacmanwa: Funny enough I had to call a plumber the day BEFORE Thanksgiving the year I bought my house. It has a septic system, and the drain field lines had clogged.
JoshOfFire: Good ol’ Brown Friday.
ofthedappersort: Because people have the day off and they want to get stuff taken care of before Christmas time
wooselsdaddy: Yep. I’m a Property manager. Already getting calls tonight for backed up toilets.
FRAU_VON_HITLERPANTS: #WAFFLE STOMP MALFUNCTION
mrsuns10: I’m not surprised
Sofuknwhat: Can confirm, former septic tank pumper truck owner and almost always got a call on Thanksgiving and day after….just one more thing I don’t miss about the #2 business
kmp13: Brown Friday
streakysalmon: Working in sewers I can attest that Thanksgiving and the superbowl are the busiest days of the year
Spacelieon: This is one of those nice classic feeling TILs. I’m so exhausted from the ones that feign ignorance on some historical political fact because they know the comments will do the propagandizing.
BtotheAtothedoubleRY: TLDR – Turkey make you take big dumps.
lations: Is this because people take massive hulking shits, en masse?
D-utch: Brown Friday
jtgreen76: I had a customer call a plumber before Thanksgiving and he did a sewer cleanse with anticipation of his family coming to town. Very smart guy no emergency service costs. Just a normal visit on a random weekday. Probably saved a ton of cash and very awkward moments with the family.
davedude420: I manage a plumbing supply shop. Today is our slowest day of the year. I told my driver to bring his switch in today so we can play Mario.
the_cheesesteak: Can comfirm. Am working. Is plumber.
chocol8bear: Also known as Brown Friday
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