It is interesting to image a situation where plumbers have their busiest day of the year. You would think plumbers are called out to random jobs that require a drain to be cleaned or pipes and leaks to be fixed. Well, it turns out there is at least one day a year that the plumbing industry giant Roto-Rooter has reported.
“Brown Friday” is Busiest Day of the Year for Roto-Rooter
CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for plumbers and drain cleaners. Holiday meal preparation and after-dinner cleanup create “the perfect storm” for plumbers who stay extra busy unclogging kitchen sinks, disposals, toilets and sewers. While shoppers and retailers call it Black Friday, many plumbers refer to the day after Thanksgiving as “Brown Friday” because of the dirty water and sewage they are called upon to deal with.
According to Roto-Rooter, America’s largest provider of plumbing repair and sewer and drain services, “Brown Friday” is its busiest day of the year. The company’s incoming calls for service increase by 50 percent over an average Friday, and it sees a 27 percent uptick in business over any other Friday through Sunday period in November. read more at businesswire.com
Now as I read that in slight disgust and slight intrigue, I am reminded of a conversation I had with a friend who owns a great plumbing and heating company in Calgary, Ontario Canada. He explained that people in general, take their plumbing for granted and simply do not respect it until they have to pay some like him hundreds or thousands of dollars to unclog and fix the problem. Most people simply do not think about their plumbing.
So we are encouraging that you and your family take your plumbing seriously this Thanksgiving and use precautions when preparing food, or taking care of your business after dinner. This is not common advice, but as you can see it could save you thousands of dollars, and you avoid contributing to ridiculous “day after Thanksgiving” statistics.