March 17th is on its way and you know what that means – St. Patrick’s Day! St. Patrick’s Day, also known as the Green Beer Day, originated in Ireland and has since spread to become one of the biggest holidays in the UK as well as the US. In the US, St. Patrick’s day is second only to Christmas. There is no surprise in it, if you look at the historical migration statistics.
What kind of damage St Patrick day causes to sewers?
It may be St Patrick’s Day, but it’s not all beer and skittles when it comes to plumbing. The annual Guinness-fueled celebrations can be a serious problem for UK’s sewer network and water companies. It isn’t uncommon for water companies to issue a warning to its customers over the potential damage that can be caused to sewers by people letting off fireworks and of course, chugging on too many green beers! Water companies, and us, the British plumbers, are urging customers to reduce their water consumption during peak times on the 17th of March and the day after, as levels are higher than normal due to warmer weather and all the before and after the party beauty routines. Not to mention the effect of green beer on human physiology.
How St Patrick affects plumbing in pubs and cities?
St Patrick’s day is a celebration of Irish culture and tradition, where people from Ireland and from around the world attend festivals, parades, and wear green clothing to show their appreciation for Irish heritage. But have you ever thought about how St Patrick’s Day affects plumbing in bars and cities? And what’s it like to work as a plumber during such an exciting holiday?
St. Patrick’s Day is a unique holiday for plumbers, as each year on March 17th it turns ordinary pipes into rivers of digested green beer and water hazards everywhere. With celebrations in full swing from coast to coast, plumbing companies are scrambling to fix leaks in residential properties and pubs. It’s no secret that St. Patrick day can be challenging for plumbers, but we still have some tricks up their sleeves to handle emergencies more effectively than ever before!
- Blocked toilets
St. Patrick’s day is a time for celebration, but on top of drinking too much alcohol, you may find yourself stuck with a blocked toilet to deal with at some point during your festivities. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to clear out that toilet in time for more green beer. Just pick up the phone and call your local plumber. We’re available 24/7. Even on St. Patrick Day.
- Overflowing public drains
It might not seem obvious but those manholes in your street and in your garden aren’t just there for decoration. They provide an essential service: a drain that directs overflowing stormwater and rainwater into sewers to prevent flooding. However, with rainfall levels predicted to be at least 20% higher than normal in the UK over St Patrick’s day, it is highly likely that public drains will overflow not only with green beer. The worst-case scenario? You’ll need a drain specialist to unclog whatever got clogged in your drain. Unless you drink too much green beer and decide to attack the gutter or indoor pipes for some reason. We’ve seen it all. Smashed toilets and washbasins, after-party ceiling leaks from overflowing baths, cars lodged into the outside drain pipes… Perhaps don’t drive much on that day. The cases where police is involved make things slower for those who carry out repairs. And we’re not allowed to carry out any work until we get all clear from the authorities in such cases. Otherwise, feel free to demolish your house. We’ll help you with the renovation.
Plumbers getting emergency calls on St Patrick day
Calling a plumber on St Patrick’s day is a true sign of last resort for many people. They know that few plumbers will go out on such calls, but they also might not be sober enough to understand the extent of the damage and what’s involved in the repair. Anyone who has ever needed emergency plumbing help during St Patrick’s Day knows just how frustrating it can be. So, just to be on the safe side, before engaging into the party, find out how to shut the water off in case of an emergency. It’s usually a little tap under the sink. You might even use this trick if the party for some reason turns sour. ‘Sorry guys, the toilet’s out of order!’ and let’s move to a pub.
Anyways, we wish you all the best and Good Luck!