My dad is the constant comedian. He is the one to find something humorous even when it is something that will cost him money. I guess his outlook is the right one to have since he is healthy and happy even though he is 80. His doctor recommended he start taking a little fiber to supplement his lack of it in his diet to promote regularity at his age. When he had to call a company that does drain cleaning in mt.vernon ny to use a hydrojet on the sewer line, you can imagine how much fun he had trying to tie in his doctor’s recommendation with the clogged up sewer line.
The drains had begun to run slow at my parent’s house a few weeks after dad started his fiber regimen. He was making jokes that what gets him going clogs up the sewer. Even the plumber was laughing. However, the real cause was just years of buildup in one section of the sewer line that looked to not have been installed correctly. There was a small ridge inside the pipe that was catching things and letting it narrow the pipe over time.
We could see it on the monitor from the camera that the plumber sent down the drain. My dad said it reminded him of his colonoscopy video. Even mom smiled on that one. The plumber said that everything from grease in dishwater to soap and toilet paper can catch inside a sewer line where it is not smooth. Then it can collect and harden over time. The hydrojet cleared the drain out, and the plumber said it would probably be years before there was another problem.
Dad said he had a version of a hydrojet to use when the fiber was not working. He was referring to an enema bag. The plumber laughed and mom rolled her eyes and walked out of the basement. I think it is mom’s reaction that fuels him the most. However, I am also glad that he did not have to have the sewer line dug up and fixed. He would have found something funny in it, but they are on a fixed income. It would have been a bit too much for their budget.