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The busiest day of the year for plumbers

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The day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for plumbing and drain companies like The Pipe Doctor. Big meal preparation and kitchen cleanup frequently overload the sink and disposal, creating extra work for plumbers who stay busy unclogging kitchen sinks, garbage disposals, toilets and sewers. Many plumbers call it “Brown Friday” because of the sewage they are called upon to deal with. We won’t go into too much detail as you might be enjoying your breakfast while reading this, but there are a few things you can do in order to avoid a plumbing emergency after Thanksgiving.


Don’t pour fats or cooking oils down drains. They solidify in pipes and choke drains. Pour used grease into an empty, heat-safe container, such as a soup can, and store it in the freezer. Toss the can into the garbage after the grease becomes solid.
Never put stringy, fibrous or starchy waste down the garbage disposal. Disposals can handle most scraps in small quantities but it’s best to toss food waste into the trash can.
Make sure the disposal is running when you feed it food scraps.
Grease-dissolving detergents can pass fats, oils and grease through your household plumbing, but the grease may still cause problems in the sewer lines.
Don’t flush wet wipes down toilets. They won’t dissolve and will cause clogs.
Wait 10 minutes between showers. If you’re hosting overnight guests, advise them to wait at least 10 minutes between showers so the hair moving through your plumbing has enough time to disperse and dispose of itself.
Have your plumbing checked out before Thanksgiving

Why wait until Thanksgiving to find out that there’s something wrong with your drains or plumbing? Call the Pipe Doctor today to schedule your appointment.

Give us a call at 508-775-6670

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