Nothing is a joke when it comes to plumbing. However, in this article, you will most likely end up laughing and possibly, be grossed out too. We have compiled from the internet some stories of the worst plumbing experiences. I’m sure you have some of your own as well, so do send them in! We have a lot of stories to tell so do stick around for maybe a part two?
Not so flushable wipes
This first plumbing horror experience happened in a two story house where a family of five lived, along with two guests who were staying over for a week. One day, not too long after the guests first settled in, they called the owner of the house to tell him that the toilet they were using was “backing up” and was making a smelly disgusting mess. Having never encountered a plumbing problem before, the owner called up a plumber right away to address the problem. The plumber arrived later on and found some sort of disposable wipes clogging the drain. The problem was fixed shortly but, a week after, the same “backing up” occurred.
After constant contemplation, the owner, who was now frustrated with the plumbing repair expenses, then finally decided to confront his guests about the issue. However, his guests insisted that they had always used the said wipes at their home and had never had the same problem. They even argued that the wipes are obviously flushable because it says so on the package. Okay. Moral of the story? Do not flush anything down the toilet except human waste and toilet paper. They learned that the hard away, apparently.
This next story was posted by a plumber who could not resist sharing this experience he had. He is a neighborhood go-to plumber who, one day, received a call from a man who was asking for help about a clogged toilet. The caller, he learned, is a married man who has been living with his wife for years but they have no children. The plumber later on arrives at the couple’s home and is then led to the bathroom where he starts working.
The plumber eventually discovers the problem. “I now know what caused the clog – I found a bunch of used condoms down the drain. For this not to happen again, you can just throw them away next time instead of flushing them down because they are really bad for the toilet.”
In disbelief, the customer answered, “But my wife and I don’t use condoms…” There was then an awkward silence as the customer thought about what he just said. He then goes, “I think I’ll be having a talk with my wife now.”