Enjoy your upcoming Thanksgiving Day feast. Load up your plate with plenty of seconds and thirds. But, the next day, plumbers across the United States will deal with the consequences of your satiety. UPI reports that the Roto-Rooter plumbing company refers to the Friday after Thanksgiving as "Brown Friday." Plumbers usually receive 50% more service calls that day compared to the average Friday.
Yes, toilets are put to the test on that day. But so are sinks and garbage disposals, as they strain to process more content, and dining visitors push down traditional Thanksgiving foods, such as poultry skins and potato peels, that are more likely to cause clogs. Roto-Rooter advises wiping down greasy pots before washing them and not shoving clog-inducing foods through garbage disposals.