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Kansas City plumbers staying busy with wipes down toilets

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Kansas City plumbers staying busy with wipes down toilets
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Kansas City plumbers staying busy with wipes down toilets

DATETOILET PAPER FLYING OFFTHE SHELVES NOW...AND NOW FOLKS AREFLUSHING SOMETHINGELSE DOWN THE TOILETS.AND KANSAS CITYPLUMBERS WARN THATMIGHT CAUSE MAJORPLUMBING ISSUES.41 ACTION NEWSREPORTER ANDRESGUITTIEREZ HAS THESTORY.WITH MORE FOLKSSPENDING TIME AT HOMEFOR BENJAMIN FRANKLINPLUMBING OF KANSASCITY..

IT MEANS MOREHOUSE VISITS .BRUCE FORTHOFER,OWNER OF BENJAMINFRANKLIN OF KANSASCITY/5941-46WHAT WE GET CALLS FORMOST RIGHT NOW WOULDBE DRAIN CALLS ANDWATER HEATERS.BECAUSE OF IT--HIS COMPANY HAS SEEN A25 PERCENT INCREASE INRECENT DAYS.SOME OF THE CALLS DUETO WIPESBRUCE FORTHOFER,OWNER OF BENJAMINFRANKLIN OF KANSASCITY/0030-40THEY DON'T DEGRADE LIKEPAPER DOES TOILETPAPER DOES.

SO THEY'LLSTAY IN THE LINE A LOTLONGER AND, AND THENAS WASTE GOES BY, IT'LLJUST ACCUMULATE TOTHATWHEN CLOGS DO OCCURHERE'S WHAT THEPROFESSIONALS TURN TO:BRUCE FORTHOFER,OWNER OF BENJAMINFRANKLIN OF KANSASCITY/0049-0103THE FIRST THING WE'LLUSE IS AN ELECTRIC CABLEMACHINE AND IT GOESTHROUGH THERE WITH ABLADE OR SPEAR HEADAND WE'LLL YOU KNOW,GRIND THOSE THINGS UPAND AND TANGLE THEM ONTHEIR CABLE AND THENWE PULL THEM OUTBUT IF YOU'RE HESITANTON PICKING UP THE PHONEIMMEDIATELY--HERE'S A TIP ON USINGTHAT OLD RELIABLEPLUNGER:BRUCE FORTHOFER,OWNER OF BENJAMINFRANKLIN OF KANSASCITY/0658-0714FIRM AND STEADYPRESSURE ON IT ANDPUSH IT DOWN THROUGHTHERE.

AND THEN IT'SGOING TO KIND OFSOMETIMES THESE THINGSLIKE THIS ONE IS GOING TOCATCH TO WHERE IT STAYSIN THE MAIN MAIN THING ISTO LET IT COME UPSLOWLY.

OTHERWISE YOUMIGHT GET A LITTLESPLATTER IN THE FACEAND THAT'S A BITUNPLEASANTNO MATTER HOW YOUUNCLOG IT...CITIES AROUND THEMETRO SIMPLY DON'TWANT THOSE WIPESHITTING THEIR SEWERLINES.MIKE JACKSON/CITY OFINDEPENDENCE DEPUTYDIRECTOR OF WATERPOLLUTIONCONTROL/5412-25COULD BE A HUGE COST,HUGE REPAIR COSTASSOCIATED WITH IT.

ANDIT'S ALSO A A MAJORPUBLIC HEALTH RISK.OBVIOUSLY, IF YOU HAVERAW SEWAGE SURFACINGINSIDE OF A HOME OR OUTIN THE PUBLIC RIGHT OFWAY.AND IN THESE TRYINGTIMES..IF YOU MUST USE ANALTERNATIVE TO TOILETPAPER--YOU'RE ASKED DUMP IT INTHE TRASH AND NOTDOWN THE TOILET.MIKE JACKSON/CITY OFINDEPENDENCE DEPUTYDIRECTOR OF WATERPOLLUTIONCONTROL/55:22-:34JUST BECAUSE IT SAYSFLUSHABLE ON THEOUTSIDE DOESN'T MEAN ITSHOULD BE FLUSHED.JUST BECAUSE IT SAYSBIODEGRADABLE DOESN'TMEAN IT CAN BIODEGRADEIN A MATTER OF WEEKS,OR MONTHS.

IT MIGHTTAKE YEARS.

SO BECAREFUL WHAT YOUFLUSHIN KANSAS CITY.

ANDRESGUTIERREZ.

41 ACTION




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