Folks who work in the plumbing business are just like you and me. They’re busy getting ready for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. However, they’re also perparing for what they call “Brown Friday.” Care to guess why they call it that?
It sounds nasty, but it’s not exactly what you’re thinking. “Brown Friday” has nothing to do with clogged toilets. Thank goodness for that. Instead, it refers to what many people shove down our sinks during the holiday. According to KTLA-TV, the day after Thanksgiving is one of the busiest days of the year for plumbers because of the high amount of house calls to fix clogged drains and broken garbage disposals.
There are three big mistakes people make when cooking for Thanksgiving. First, pouring fatty liquids (grease and cooking oils) down the drain is an almost guaranteed instant clog. Next, you shouldn’t put just any food down the disposal. If it can’t break down into liquid (think potato peels) then toss it in the trash. And finally, don’t use the toilet as another trash can. Toilets are for human waste, toilet paper, and nothing else.
While your plumber will be grateful for the business, I’m sure he or she would also like to have some time to spend with family and friends this holiday weekend. And I’m sure you don’t want your sink or toilet backing up when you have a house full of guests. Happy Thanksgiving!