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Plumbers encounter their fair share of hilarious and ridiculous situations, especially when they’re called in for drain repair in Ottawa. People flush a variety of strange objects down their toilets and they can cause massive clogs. At Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services, we warn clients about the risks of flushing strange items down a drain. Here are some funny plumbing situations:
Dentures have no place inside a toilet but that’s exactly where a plumber found them after a call from an airport. The plumber expected usual suspects like excessive toilet paper, wallets, or even a mobile phone but instead found false teeth. Such hard objects can’t be flushed down the drain so you need to remove dentures and throw them in a garbage bin if they accidentally fall into a bowl.
Story#2. A traffic cone
It’s hard to imagine a traffic cone being flushed down the drain but a British plumber found one. No one knows how it got there or why someone would spend time and effort to force this giant object into a drain. Needless to say, it caused a massive clog and put that drain line out of commission for several days.
A pair of Canadian plumbers found a large gold brick that was later valued at over $40,000 in one drain system. Apparently, the homeowners had misplaced it some years ago and didn’t bother to check the drains for it. We have handled many strange drain clogs in Ottawa but unfortunately haven’t found any gold bars yet.
Finding kids toys in drains isn’t uncommon. Children flush all manner of dolls and action figures down the toilet, but adults are usually more careful. Some plumbers are called in to repair drain clogs caused by adult toys. Many adults are embarrassed to toss these toys in a garage can and think flushing them is a good solution. That only leads to more embarrassment because clogs caused by adult toys require professional drain repair in Ottawa.
Plumbers encounter many funny and strange things on their job. Some of these problems can be avoided with a little common sense.
At Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services in Ottawa, our team of experienced plumbers can handle all kinds of plumbing problems. If you experience a plumbing emergency, give us a call at 613-791-5777.