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Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for someone you might not expect... plumbers.

According to Roto-Rooter, Black Friday is the single busiest day for their residential plumbers. The main source of the problem, the kitchen sink.

The company says its kitchen calls generally jump 50 percent the day after Thanksgiving.

Roto-Rooter says the biggest problem is homeowners trying to use the kitchen disposal as a garbage can.

They say to avoid putting fats, cooking oils, potatoes and onion peels, fibrous vegetables like celery and pumpkin, bones, and poultry skin down the disposal.

They recommend putting a garbage bin front and center so everyone knows to scrape the dishes there. If you do use your garbage disposal, start the water and disposal first before emptying plates of food into the sink.

As far as the bathroom is concerned, the only thing that doesn't come from the body you should be flushing is toilet paper. Even if it says "flushable," throw it in the trash.

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