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Funny Things Plumbers have Encountered

Fish found in NY wastewater

Plumbing can be a messy, challenging, and sometimes downright hilarious profession. Plumbers encounter all sorts of unexpected situations on the job, from bizarre blockages to wacky customer requests. Here are some of the funniest things plumbers have encountered in their line of work:

  1. Fish in the Toilet -Believe it or not, some people think it’s a good idea to flush fish down the toilet. One plumber reported finding an entire school of goldfish swimming around in the pipes, causing a serious blockage.
  2. Dentures in the Drain– One unlucky plumber found a customer’s dentures stuck in the drain. It turned out that the customer had accidentally dropped them while brushing their teeth and forgot to retrieve them.
  3. Toys in the Pipes– Parents often tell their kids not to flush toys down the toilet, but sometimes kids don’t listen. Plumbers have found everything from toy cars to Barbie dolls stuck in the pipes.
  4. Lost Wedding Rings -Wedding rings can slip off in the most unexpected places, including the sink or shower drain. One plumber reported finding a diamond ring that had been missing for years.
  5. A Snake in the Pipes -One plumber was called to a home to deal with a clogged drain, only to discover a live snake slithering around in the pipes. The plumber managed to remove the snake and clear the blockage.
  6. Beer Cans in the Wall– During a renovation, one plumber discovered an entire stash of empty beer cans hidden in the wall. The previous homeowner had apparently enjoyed a few too many cold ones while doing some DIY.
  7. A Wedding Dress in the Sewer– In a particularly bizarre case, a plumber found a wedding dress clogging the sewer line. It turned out that the bride-to-be had flushed it down the toilet after her fiancé called off the wedding.

These are just a few examples of the strange and funny things plumbers have encountered on the job. If you’re ever in need of plumbing services, just remember to treat your pipes with care and keep anything you don’t want to lose far away from them! If by chance a lost object does end up in your pipes, Give the Auger Pros Professionals a call and we will fish it out 😉 214-206-6580