As plumbers, we often experience some odd, weird, and even crazy things. Today was no disappointment! About mid-day we were on our way to unclog a toilet. Obviously, being a plumber, I am used to unclogging toilets. I mean, after all, the first thought someone typically thinks when they hear the word is a plumber with his trusty plunger.
What was different about this toilet was what had caused the clog. Normally a toilet is stopped up because too much paper was used or maybe the toilet paper used was too thick. On other occasions we have pulled out small toys that a child dropped down the commode. Today we removed a cell phone.
Getting this phone to come back out was no easy task! We first attempted to run our snake down the line to no avail. When we finally gave up on that approach, it was all hands on poop deck! We shut the water off to the toilet and began the process of sponging out all of the water (with the help of some disposable gloves). Once it was as dry as we could get it, I unbolted the toilet from the floor and carried it outside and to the grass.