No it's not an urban legend or an old wives' tale, the day after Thanksgiving is Roto-Rooter's busiest day of the year. Business on Friday should jump by about 47% over an average Friday. We believe most people experience the problems on Thanksgiving Day but are reluctant to call a plumber due to holiday charges so they probably just suffer through. Remember, Roto-Rooter will have plenty of service technicians on duty to handle calls on either day so don't suffer through a holiday-ruining clog.
It will be interesting to see if the current economic recession will impact calls to plumbers this year. The level of business on Black Friday has been fairly predictable for the past several years but this is a year like no other. Kitchen plumbing jobs are particularly prevalent since so much grease, celery and other food debris goes down the garbage disposal. Plumber Boston to plumber Salt Lake City will see their phones light up.
Residential plumbing, particularly sink plumbing, sewer cleaning and toilet clogs will dominate the calls. Roto-Rooter's two national call centers in Baltimore and Chicago will be very busy places.
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