As maddened shoppers swamp stores after Thanksgiving, so too will the unmentionable clog the pipes of homes countrywide during the day plumbers call “Brown Friday.”
Most people know of the day after Thanksgiving as Black Friday — a day of great deals and, sometimes, greater risk to life and limb in competing with overly aggressive or desperate shoppers to lay claim to discounted goods. Plumbers, however, have dubbed the day “Brown Friday” for the significant increase in plumbing emergencies that plague families across the country after their Thanksgiving feasts. For shoppers, it is a day of bargains and occasional combat. For plumbers, it is a day of heroic amounts of labor. (RELATED: 44 Million Turkeys, 116 Million Black Friday Shoppers, And All The Other Thanksgiving Stats You Didn’t Know You Needed)
“Thanksgiving can be very hard on your plumbing system, and people don’t want to call anyone on the holiday. So the next day they might need a plumber,” Ryver Baynqs, a service plumber with Anthony, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling in Lenexa, Kansas, told Fox4 News.
“Either your toilet has backed up or your kitchen has backed up from all the extra food,” Baynqs added. – READ MORE