Plumbers Ready for Day After Thanksgiving Rush: Brown Friday

CINCINNATI, November 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for plumbers like Roto-Rooter. Large holiday gatherings, meal prep, and kitchen cleanup overload kitchen sinks, garbage disposals, toilets, and main sewers, causing stress for host families and a lot of work for plumbers. Retailers call the day “Black Friday,” but Roto-Rooter calls it “Brown Friday” because of the wastewater associated with it.

inner rooter, North America The largest provider of plumbing repairs and sewer and drain services will see a 50% increase in call volume on an average Friday and a 21% increase in business on any other four-day weekend period. “Additional guests mean more toilet flushes, more showers, more dishwasher and laundry loads, and more garbage disposal usage. Simply put, “Thanksgiving puts a huge strain on America’s plumbing systems and keeps our plumbers super busy the next day,” he said Paul AbramsRoto-Rooter speaker.

Roto-Rooter will be open and available to handle additional service calls during the four-day Thanksgiving weekend. Virtually every Roto-Rooter service technician in the country works “Brown Friday” to meet demand. The day after Thanksgiving is so important that Roto-Rooter even created a funny television commercial about its efforts to find staff for it.

Follow these tips to avoid water and drainage problems over Thanksgiving weekend:

  • Never pour fat, turkey fat or cooking oil down the drain. They solidify in pipes like candle wax and clog drains.

  • Do not throw potato peelings, poultry peelings, bones, rice or pasta in the trash. Small amounts of waste can be processed during disposal, but most food should go into the trash can or compost heap.

  • Make sure the garbage disposal is running when adding food scraps.

  • Do not flush wet wipes down the toilet. Most do not dissolve and can clog drainpipes and sewers.

  • Place plungers in guest bathrooms to save guests the embarrassment of asking for them.

  • Space out showers and laundry loads so that pipes have time to drain.

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To learn more about the Thanksgiving/Brown Friday plumbing rush at Roto-Rooter, read our blog.

Founded in 1935, Roto-Rooter is the world’s largest provider of plumbing and sewer cleaning services. Roto-Rooter also offers water purification services. Roto-Rooter operates stores in more than 130 company-owned locations and 400 independent franchise locations in the United States and Canada Canada. Find your local Roto-Rooter at

Contact: Paul Abrams
O) 513-762-6434
C): 513-702-5631
[email protected]


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