Whether it’s baby wipes or razors, there are many items we know we shouldn’t flush down the toilet or drain. Plumbers are well used to finding entertaining and frankly, disgusting things in our waterways, but sometimes, they find things that boggle their minds and even make their skin crawl. Here are some of the most bizarre:
1) Losing your teeth?
Getting old is a risky business but did you know that one of the main dangers of old age is losing your dentures! Dentures fall into the toilet or get washed down the plug hole in the shower often, with hundreds of sets of false teeth and dentures appearing in our waterways every year.
2). Half a car
Authorities in London spent more than £ 70 million in 2014 in an attempt to liberate the city’s network of blocked drains. Among the most surprising discoveries they found was half a Mini blocking the sewers under the streets of London! For help with your drains, consider a Blocked Drains Bristol company like AMS Drains, providers of top Blocked Drains Bristol services.
3). Fat chance!
Waterways engineers in Shepherd’s Bush, London recently discovered a stomach-churning monster of epic proportions when they were called to investigate flooding on the road. A “fatberg”, the size of a Boeing 747 jet was found blocking the entire sewer system!
7). Area 51?
Construction workers under the streets of North Carolina reported finding an alien life form in 2009. After sending a team of microbiologists to look into this issue, the pulsating “blob” was actually found to be a colony of worms, which had attached themselves to the pipe and were thriving in the dark, humid environment.