Black Friday Brown Friday, Busy Day for Retailers and Plumbers.
Plumbers prepare for one of the busiest days of the year.
Why the day after Thanksgiving leaves so many people “stuck”.
Dallas, TX (November 17, 2017) – Gobble, gobble, stuff, stuff and uh oh…stuck. It’s a common scene plumbers with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing ® see every year on Black Friday. Or as plumbers have come to call it “Brown Friday”.
All the cooking and clean up that accompanies a traditional Thanksgiving meal frequently creates or exacerbates problems for residential plumbing systems. And for residential plumbers like Benjamin Franklin Plumbing (One of the largest residential plumbing companies in North America); This leads to an increase of more than 50% of their inbound call volume vs a typical Friday.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing managers say one of the biggest problems is that people often try to put too much or the wrong things down garbage disposals. Another trouble area? Bathrooms. Extra guests using toilets and showers can lead to clog drains and drain lines. Thus, leading professional plumbers to dub the day after Thanksgiving as “Brown Friday”.
Here are some helpful tips to avoid a visit from the punctual plumbers the day after Thanksgiving:
- Use the garbage can, or compost, instead of the garbage disposal. Fats, bones, peels and fibrous foods can clog drains and damage the disposal. Once fats and
grease cool, pour everything into a container and toss it in the trash.
- Running Water is a Good Thing. Run the water from your kitchen sink before using the disposal and again after using the disposal to help flush the line. Run the water more than just a few seconds.
- In The bathroom: Do not throw anything extra down the toilet, and when it comes to showers, consider an on-demand recirculating system. This provides instant hot water, and your guests will appreciate not waiting for hot water or running out during their visit.
- Preventative Maintenance: If water drains slowly in the shower or sink and it’s been a while since you’ve had a plumbing inspection, it may be a good time to call a trusted plumbing professional. They can help identify potential problems and help you avoid an embarrassing situation when you have a house full of guests.
For more on preparing for the busy plumbing season ahead, call your local Benjamin Franklin Plumbing: 866-4- BEN-NOW
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is currently ranked by Entrepreneur magazine was one of the top 500 franchise companies #346 (2014.) A customer’s time is the No. 1 priority for Benjamin Franklin Plumbing®. The franchise offers customers on-time plumber services, replacement and repairs done right the first time with courtesy, convenience, cleanliness, competence and character.