It isn’t uncommon for kids to have illogical fears about the toilet.
Perhaps they watched
Jaws and are now scared of a shark coming to attack them, or if they watched
It, they could be afraid of a clown crawling up the pipes. Even though it
might be ridiculous for a shark or clown to be dwelling in your toilet,
it isn’t unheard of for other creepy crawlies to find their way
in there. Our
Bartlett plumbers share some real, frightening creatures that could be hiding in your toilet
Snakes are notorious for finding ways to slither up piping. Just recently
in Thailand, a man was bitten by a snake while using the toilet.
These amphibious creatures enjoy damp, warm environments. They can easily
slip into some piping to avoid the heat or cold. Most lizards are harmless
and can be caught pretty easily.
Frogs, like lizards and other amphibians, love the damp, warm environment
of a toilet. Frogs aren’t normally frightening, but finding one
splashing in your plumbing would give anyone a start.
Rats are notorious nuisances for any home. They can get into walls, under
floorboards, and into your plumbing. Finding a rat in your plumbing is
much more common than most might suspect.
We recently shared a blog about
“4 Crazy Things Found Inside Pipes.” One thing found was a live badger. Though it might seem impossible, there
have been instances where badgers, possums, and other critters have made
their way into plumbing systems. Contact a plumber or pest control specialist
for help if you find yourself with one of these creatures where they shouldn’t be.
Hopefully, this blog hasn’t scared you into never using your toilet
again; but maybe checking what’s inside before using it is a good
idea. At Smith's Plumbing Services, our Bartlett plumbers can help
you if you find a creature in your plumbing.
Call our office today!