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Central Arkansas saw an increased demand for plumbers over the weekend as many faced clogging issues for Thanksgiving



Little Rock, Arkansas – As some face problems and unexpected expenses during the holiday season, others are hoping for a benefit from their issues.

Plumbers across central Arkansas said they had a lot of work after Thanksgiving due to the increased number of calls about clogged drains. Plumbers are used to receiving phone calls about items being clogged, but they report that this weekend they received a far higher number of such calls than normal.

“This was probably about two- to three-times busier than we normally are,” said John Meckfessel with Sanders Plumbing, Heating, and Air.

The plumbers expected the increase in demand and anticipated they would have a lot of work to do because, as they said, there was “exploitative unusual use” of certain appliances during this time of the year.

“During the holidays, your house is full of people, and your dishwasher is being used two to three times more than normal,” said Meckfessel. “If there’s a weakness already present there. It’s going to show itself when you’re using it more than normal.”

Plumbers are now advising people to examine and check what’s beneath their sinks and prepare in advance for the next gathering.

“Look underneath your sink, do an inspection. If you notice corrosion there, that’s not normal, that should be checked. If there’s tiny leaks, you know, those are going to turn into big leaks,” said Meckfessel.