If you’re hosting Thanksgiving, you’re probably stressed enough as is without me telling you about what plumbers call…Brown Friday.
According to Gary Findley, CEO of Waco-based Bluefrog Plumbing and Drain, plumbers get 50% more calls on the day after Thanksgiving — aka Brown Friday. Luckily, he shared a few helpful tips, so you don’t have to participate in this rather upsetting unofficial holiday.
1. Turn your garbage disposal on after the water is running, and before you push food through.
“Don’t wait until the garbage disposal is full to turn it on, and make sure it is running when scraps are thrown in it,” says Findley. It’s also a good idea to let it run for a few seconds after you push the food down to give it time to grind everything up.