The day after Thanksgiving is a boon for plumbers throughout the country, specifically the greater Washington, D.C., area, because of the spike in toilet-related emergencies.
Michael & Son, a D.C.-area home services company, provided The Daily Caller News Foundation with data on the substantial uptick in plumbing service requests following the national holiday.
On Thanksgiving day, families, friends and loved ones gather across the homeland to feast upon a cornucopia of food, overindulging in heavy food and drink. The digestive tract takes 12 to 24 hours to process food, and the annual consumption pattern leads to a spike in plumbing emergencies after toilets and septic systems become inundated with bodily waste.
Michael & Son parsed through data and ranked the zip codes and locations in the Washington metropolitan area with the most requests for plumbing and septic work.
The top five were: Fort Washington, Md.; Potomac Md.; Alexandria Va.; the “20011” section of Northeast D.C.; Upper Marlboro, Md.
Thanks to the “The Code Brown Map” created by Michael & Son, potential patrons of plumbing services can see that they are not alone requesting septic assistance.
The day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday is a day for sale-seekers to get a head start on Christmas shopping while receiving a substantial discount. But for the larger professional plumbing community — which included 425,000 people in 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics — Black Friday is more aptly known as “Brown Friday.”
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