Black Friday a busy day...for plumbers?

- Is your kitchen sink clogged from all that good Thanksgiving food? Black Friday also happens to be the busiest day of the year for plumbers. If your garbage disposal sounds louder than usual, plumbers say it’s often because people put the wrong things down the drain.

“A lot of people will just go in and just throw their Thanksgiving dinner and everything down,” Alex Sepuleado with Village Plumbing said.

For plumbers, Black Friday means big business. If you don’t want to end up replacing your garbage disposal, experts say keep out starchy foods like pasta and even skin from meat. And before you call a plumber, try and push the reset button or use the jam key underneath. You also don’t want too much cooking oil to go down the drain.

“What it does is it will go down the drain but it will settle, your drain will start stopping up and it will cost you money,” Sepuleado said.

And when it comes to your bathroom, don’t flush paper towels or cotton balls in the toilet.

“Make sure they flush the proper amounts down the commodes. And you shouldn't have any problems out of your lavatory sinks and drains as long as you get maintenance,” Sepuleado said.

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