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How to Avoid the Wrath of Brown Friday

5:14 PM, Nov 21, 2018

Over the years, the day after Thanksgiving has earned the title of "The Busiest Day for Plumbers," otherwise known as Brown Friday.

You might be thinking the toilet is the main culprit, but that’s not the only pipe at risk of getting clogged. Kitchen sinks are high on the list.

How to Avoid the Wrath of Brown Friday

You know all those potato peels? Well, they tend to stick to the sides to the inner workings of pipes, and this can cause drainage issues, even with a garbage disposal.

Speaking of garbage disposals, try to avoid scrapping large amounts of food down the drain.

10 Things You Should Not Put Down a Garbage Disposal, as recommended by the Family Handyman website:

  • Pasta
  • Oatmeal
  • Onion Skins
  • Potato Skins
  • Egg Shells
  • Coffee Grounds

One of the biggest pipe blockers is oil or cooking fat like lard or butter. Instead of tossing your pot of oil down the drain after you’ve fried your turkey, place the cooled oil in a break-proof container and take it to a recycling facility.

There are several located throughout Southwest Florida.

Collier County - Solid & Hazardous Waste Management, 3339 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 302 Naples, FL 34112

Charlotte County - 19765 Kenilworth Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33954

Glades - Glades Regional Transfer Station, 1701 State Road 15, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Hendry County - Call 863-673-0508 to find out your nearest location.

Lee County - Lee County Solid Waste: 10550 Buckingham Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33905

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