We’ve all heard horror stories about weird items plumbers find in drains. At Drain Genie Plumbing Services, our plumbers come across everything from hair and grease to food scraps and toys. However, some things we find are just plain weird. Here are five of the strangest items found in plumbing drains.

5 Weird Items Plumbers Find in Drains

1. Expired Milk Cartons

When it comes to weird items plumbers find in drains, milk cartons certainly apply. Drain Genie is a fan of getting rid of expired milk so that you don’t get sick. Still, it’s generally good to pour the expired milk itself down the drain. You should throw the actual milk carton in the trash or recycling bin. Otherwise, you can probably guarantee a clogged drain.

2. Jewelry

We’ve all heard of people losing their engagement rings down the drain, but other jewelry pieces can also end up in drains. Earrings, necklaces, and bracelets can fall off and become lodged in drains.

3. Animals

All sorts of animals can find their way into plumbing drains, and some of them are just plain odd. Snakes are one of the most common animals to see in plumbing drains. They enter plumbing lines through cracks and crevices, searching for food or shelter. Even more strange, some plumbers come across live animals, such as hamsters and rabbits, in sink drains. 

4. Illegal Drugs

Illegal drugs clog drains in residential homes. We assume this occurs when one resident tries to hide evidence from another housemate or even the police. We also see this a lot in commercial plumbing services, especially in airports. Many criminals try to move drugs from country to country; some may be afraid to carry their substances, and attempt to flush them in the restrooms. Depending on how they’ve packaged them and how big they are, their illicit shipments can quickly clog the toilets.

5. Dirty Diapers

Diapers, like other cloth items, may produce a foul odor. Even if you dispose of them in a covered trash can, the stench might seep out into your home. Now, you may think one way to resolve this is to shove the dirty diapers down the drain. However, this causes significant drain clogs. Moreover, the same principle applies to baby wipes. While this may seem obvious to some, we include it in the weird items plumbers find in drains for a reason.

Drain Genie to the Rescue

No matter what clogs your drain, we can help. We offer 24/7 support in case of plumbing emergencies. In addition to clogged drains, we offer water damage restoration, water heater maintenance, and a complete list of professional plumbing services in Orlando and beyond. Call (407) 490-1230 to find out how we can help you.