POSTED: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 6:46pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 12:35pm
We are a week away from Thanksgiving, and that means people in one line of work are getting ready for a rush in business.
A lot of work and stress goes into getting that dinner perfect, not only for for the people cooking it, but also for your drain.
Plumbing company Roto-Rooter claims their business spikes by almost 50 percent nationwide the day after Thanksgiving.
All too often our poor disposals become the victim, working overtime to help rid you of all the excess grub.
"I have pulled out what I thought was a whole ham out of sink lines before," said Kevin Fountain of Mr. Rooter Plumbing.
Fountain says Thanksgiving is one of his busiest times of the year for Mr. Rooter Plumbing in Tyler.
He says too much food is sometimes stuffed down the drain, causing clogs.
"It's not like a commercial kitchen, and a lot of times the cooking on Thanksgiving is like a commercial application," said Fountain.
It's not just the kitchen that has issues on Turkey Day either.
Another problem: the bathroom.
"Things that can be flushed by family members that can cause extra issues ... more stoppages," Fountain said tactfully.
And though Fountain surely loves the business, his advice:
"It's kind of like feeding a child," he said. "You don't let them stick a lot of food in their mouth and then swallow, so ... little bits at a time."
Fountain says they will be on call Thanksgiving for emergencies.
Mr. Rooter: http://mrrooter.com /
Roto-Rooter: http://www.rotorooter.com/