Holidays are a busy time for plumbers

While many enjoy Thanksgiving meals with family and friends, plumbers dread what follows the celebrations.

Posted: Nov 22, 2017 6:27 PM
Updated: Nov 22, 2017 8:53 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — While many enjoy Thanksgiving meals with family and friends, plumbers dread what follows the celebrations. 

If you're not careful, the year's biggest cooking day can easily turn into a plumber's worst nightmare.
Rick Doyle, from Precision Plumbing said the holidays are a busy time of the year for him.

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"Seems like that's the day everybody just dumps everything down the drain thinking it's gonna take it," said Doyle. 

Some plumbers have a special name for the day after Thanksgiving, they call it "Brown Friday." 

The best way to avoid running into these issues is by throwing scraps of food in the trash instead of putting them down your sink. That saves you and your plumber from having to see each other during the holidays. 

"It's a little awkward for me to walk in, you got a family eating dinner, but that's all right I got a job to do," said Doyle. 

More people using a home bathroom can cause back-ups as well. Thanksgiving can wreak havoc on your diet, your plumbing, and your wallet.

Many plumbers increase their rates during the holiday season. 

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