A Busy Day for Plumbers


Watertown homeowner Ed Southwell just wanted a normal Thanksgiving day. But when his sink started to back up, he knew he needed an expert.

"We had to wash all the dishes in the bathroom we had an assembly line running dishes down," he said.

Plumbers say the day after Thanksgiving is one of the busiest days of the year for them.

"A plumbers work is never done," commented Don Pitcher, who works as a plumber and drain technician for Jet-O-Rooter.

Around the holidays they find all sorts of stuff.

"We've pulled springs, toothbrushes, grease, you name it. Anything that can fit in a drain we've pulled it, we've pulled mice out before," Pitcher said.

Now if you've noticed your sink gets clogged a lot of the time, plumbers say they have simple advice to make sure your sink runs smoothly

"No grease. No grease in the drain," Pitcher said.

"And use hot water when you do let your sink loose, your kitchen sink. Use hot water behind it a lot of the times, and run that as much as you can for ten, fifteen minutes," he added.

Pitcher says you should also throw things like bones in your trash, instead of in your sink.

Sunday, December 4, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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