Structural inspectors aren't the only ones who can tell if you're living in a shitty home. Plumbers can do that too. Recently, a plumber who goes by the nickname Bfizzle shared just a fraction of all the weird stuff he has seen on the job (unfortunately, Verizon lost a bunch of photos when he changed phones), but it's clear that too many contractors simply don't care what they're building.

#1

Your Sewer Is Blocked

Your Sewer Is Blocked

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Human #1,232,867 1 month ago

That's a masterpiece! Well done, nature.

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"I'm 27 and live in the greater Seattle area. Been a plumber for 2 years and an apprentice 3 years before that," Bfizzle told Bored Panda. "I'd say one of the most common reasons I get called is because a house has cheap plumbing. For example, if you buy a $50 toilet, you're going to have issues with it in the near future."

Even a leaky faucet can become a big deal. For example, if it drips just once per second, it still can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water per year.

#2

Candles Left On The Toilet Tank

Candles Left On The Toilet Tank

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Kaisu 1 month ago

Why exactly are people burning candles in the toilet in the first place? For some mood lighting when you're shitting?

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"Another big thing is that home builders don't ever think ahead, I had to replace a shower valve yesterday and there was a fireplace behind it so the only way to access it was to smash the tile inside the shower," the plumber explained.

#3

In A Chinese Restaurant

In A Chinese Restaurant

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M.J. 1 month ago

Just eeeew

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According to the professional, the easiest way to make sure your plumbing is in good condition is to make sure it's up to code. "The plumbing code exists for a reason, and just because an inspector passed off on it doesn't mean it is. Inspectors don't go in your crawl space and aren't really even tested on their code knowledge. A certified plumber will know."

#4

Reach For It

Reach For It

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Jenica Thomas 1 month ago

Hotel logic *sigh*

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#5

I Guess It Works

I Guess It Works

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European other 1 month ago

Just a modern addition

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#6

What Did You Eat Sir?

What Did You Eat Sir?

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Francis 1 month ago

:-O that poor animal!

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#7

Neat Tub Shower

Neat Tub Shower

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Daria B 1 month ago

It's like when Super Mario finds a bonus stage filled with coins. ♥

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#8

Also Found Digging

Also Found Digging

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Jon S. 1 month ago

This one is much more interesting than a bottle!

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#9

Don't Like The Leak? Put A Cork In It

Don't Like The Leak? Put A Cork In It

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Human #1,232,867 1 month ago

Wait for it... 3,2,1...

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#10

The Day After Taco Bell

The Day After Taco Bell

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Francis 1 month ago

oh shit...

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#11

Homeowner Did A Remodel, Needed To Downsize The Shower

Homeowner Did A Remodel, Needed To Downsize The Shower

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Cindy Snow 1 month ago

My shower is almost that small😟

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#12

A Repurposed Toilet

A Repurposed Toilet

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Martti Laurson 1 month ago

Why was plumber called?

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#13

Why Does My House Smell Like S**t?

Why Does My House Smell Like S**t?

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M O'Connell 1 month ago

It was leaking long before that pipe collapsed. It had to have been for the bottom of the supporting strap to rust out.

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#14

Homeowner Fixed His Own Leak

Homeowner Fixed His Own Leak

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Donna Reynolds 1 month ago

Gauze. Stat!

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#15

This Is Why Your Faucets Have Low Flow

This Is Why Your Faucets Have Low Flow

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Aski Markup 1 month ago (edited)

Wtf is that!?

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#16

Yet Another Handyman Special

Yet Another Handyman Special

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Uwe Theiss 1 month ago

The edges are perfect to collect funny stuff!

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#17

Big Apprentice, Small Crawl Space

Big Apprentice, Small Crawl Space

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European other 1 month ago

He's not big

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#18

That's Not How Grounding Works

That's Not How Grounding Works

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Magpie 1 month ago

# panic mode ON #

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#19

Another Repurposed Toilet

Another Repurposed Toilet

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Magpie 1 month ago

Ewwww

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#20

The Handyman Special

The Handyman Special

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European other 1 month ago

Looks waterproof

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#21

Don't Flush Tampons

Don't Flush Tampons

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Hope Floats 1 month ago

For the reasons, you should never flush moist toilet wipes, that state they are flushable, but really aren't.. (Had to have an entire sewage pipe replaced due to a huge blockage.)..

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#22

How Not To Stop A Leak

How Not To Stop A Leak

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Kathleen Cochran 1 month ago

Ok? What is that?

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#23

No Words

No Words

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Daria B 1 month ago

Ahahahaha! I like the quote, though. If you have poop related health problems especially.

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#24

This Is Why Your Kitchen Drain Backs Up

This Is Why Your Kitchen Drain Backs Up

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kate h 1 month ago (edited)

Prevention tips: 1. Don't use a garbage disposal. They don't work well and people put stupid things in them. Especially vegetable peelings and grease. Wipe your plates/pots/pans out into the garbage. 2. Clean your kitchen drain/pipes with baking soda/vinegar once a month. Instructions can be found on the web. 3. After cleaning with baking soda/vinegar, dump boiling water down the drain, then tap water for a few minutes. Next, dilute half a cup of bleach into a gallon of tap water and dump that down. Your sink will not back up again. Source: 12 years using this method.

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#25

An Old Water Heater

An Old Water Heater

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Human #1,232,867 1 month ago

just need bit of paint...

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#26

That's Not How Venting Works

That's Not How Venting Works

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Sonja 1 month ago

Curly

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#27

Hose Bib Leaking? Slap Another Valve On!

Hose Bib Leaking? Slap Another Valve On!

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Mewton’s Third Paw 1 month ago

I’ll allow it

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#28

How Not To Stop A Leak

How Not To Stop A Leak

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M Dream 1 month ago

you have to do sth until plumber comes!

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#29

Found Underground

Found Underground

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A B C 1 month ago

Uh... I only see a bottle. Someone care to explain?

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#30

That's One Way To Replace A Water Heater

That's One Way To Replace A Water Heater

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Rench 1 month ago

I don't blame him for leaving it. Those things are really heavy when they're filled with sediment.

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