When people call for their clogged drains to be cleaned out, the culprit
to the clog is usually something reasonable, like hair or soap scum. However,
some plumbers have gone in to find crazy things blocking up people’s
pipes. Our Bartlett plumbers share some crazy stories passed on from other
plumbers that might make you question what is actually in your piping…
A Livet Badger
Some plumbers have reported finding animals in pipes and drains, including
snakes, fish, turtles, and more. However, a Scottish plumber was shocked
to find a live badger in the sewer line he was servicing. The badger was
rescued and made a full recovery.
You would think that high-value and treasured items wouldn’t make
their way into the plumbing system, but accidents do happen. In one instance,
a woman called a plumber to retrieve a $10,000 charm bracelet that had
been flushed down an airport toilet. It makes us wonder about all of the
shiny treasures that have never been found…
Some of the items people try to flush down the toilet can be mind-boggling.
And why some people will flush their clothes instead of throw them away,
we will never know. There was a story about a man who tried to flush 14
pairs of underwear away. Even stranger, one men’s restroom had a
toilet clogged with a training bra. Why? We will probably never know.
An Entire Six-Pack of Beer
It’s almost impressive to think of a customer managing this incredible
feat. How? Why? Did he drink it after it was retrieved? These are all
questions that will never be answered. But one thing is for sure: that
plumber received the surprise of his life when he unclogged the pipe.
Plumbers truly are the unsung heroes of clogs and drains. The consistently
defy all odds and retrieve items that should never be in your piping.
Call Smith's Plumbing Services if you have a clog that you need a hero to help with!