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  • What do you do with the Catch Of The Day?

    I know this is a really entry-level question, but Saturday I went and pulled a large root ball out of a sewer for a really nice older lady. She was really pleased with my service and so forth but it wasn't til I was almost 15 miles away that I thought of it that I had left that root ball laying right by the cleanout.

    That got me to thinking: What does everyone do with the "Catch of the Day?"
    1. Carry a bucket in the truck to put it in?
    2. Find the HO's dumpster and throw it away?
    3. Leave it for the HO to pick up? (like me, )

  • #2
    Re: What do you do with the Catch Of The Day?

    I always put the ‘Catch” in a 5 gallon bucket and offer to show the customer.
    I always leave the contents of the bucket in a trash bag in the customers garbage.
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    • #3
      Re: What do you do with the Catch Of The Day?

      I always ask them for a used grocery store bag and put the catch in it for them. Then I politely put in in their trash for them. This way if they want to show the other half what was clogging their drain they can with out having to handle the mess.
      Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
      A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
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      Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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      • #4
        Re: What do you do with the Catch Of The Day?

        After showing the customer..we give it back to nature and toss roots in the woods...everything else dumpter time!!
        Poor Planning On Your Part Does Not Constitute An Emergency On My Part!!
        You can fire me...but you can't tell me what to do!

        Derek

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        • #5
          Re: What do you do with the Catch Of The Day?

          I store all of mine in mason jars under my bed. Right next to my urine I also save in jars



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          • #6
            Re: What do you do with the Catch Of The Day?

            put it in a bucket and take it with me. put it in trash can at quarter car wash when i am cleaning up my cables. never, never ,never leave it at job site. never. if customer does not ask to see it, i don't ask them. my customers want drains to work and me gone. breid..............

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            • #7
              Re: What do you do with the Catch Of The Day?

              i dont do drains but we take all our trash back to the shops dumpster
              Charlie

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              • #8
                Re: What do you do with the Catch Of The Day?

                I agree, we try to always leave the job clean but this time I just forgot to pick it up.

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                • #9
                  Re: What do you do with the Catch Of The Day?

                  Originally posted by SewerRat View Post
                  I know this is a really entry-level question, but Saturday I went and pulled a large root ball out of a sewer for a really nice older lady. She was really pleased with my service and so forth but it wasn't til I was almost 15 miles away that I thought of it that I had left that root ball laying right by the cleanout.


                  That got me to thinking: What does everyone do with the "Catch of the Day?"
                  1. Carry a bucket in the truck to put it in?
                  2. Find the HO's dumpster and throw it away?
                  3. Leave it for the HO to pick up? (like me, )
                  If its big enough or interesting I take a pic and post it here!

                  But I always take it off site and to the tip with all the other mess from peoples jobs.

                  Cheers Phil

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                  • #10
                    Re: What do you do with the Catch Of The Day?

                    I normally bag it and leave it behind in the customer's trash can, and I don't offer to show them, but if they ask, they are more than welcome to see what it was. I figure they called me because they don't want to deal with the nasty crap that comes out of their drains.
                    Ideal Plumbing

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                    • #11
                      Re: What do you do with the Catch Of The Day?

                      We always clean up trash and take it with us most of the time, unless customer tells us to use their trash can.

                      Anything pulled out of a sewer would never make it to my truck in the first place. That stuff stays with the customer in their trash can.

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                      • #12
                        Re: What do you do with the Catch Of The Day?

                        if the customer is home, i have them come out to see it. this way we can discuss the issue and talk about their track record.

                        if not home, i'll take a photo and still put them in the green can if they want to see it.

                        i always offer to give it to them for root soup i think i'm the only one to ever drink root soup

                        if it comes off the cable easily, i put them in the green can. if i'm in a hurry, i'll swap out the front cable and let them dry before cutting them off.

                        rick.
                        phoebe it is

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                        • #13
                          Re: What do you do with the Catch Of The Day?

                          Anything I retrieve from the sewer automatically becomes my possession. All finds are tagged and recorded in the customer file.

                          Award winning catches are mounted on the warehouse Wall of Fame.

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                          • #14
                            Re: What do you do with the Catch Of The Day?

                            Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
                            Anything I retrieve from the sewer automatically becomes my possession. All finds are tagged and recorded in the customer file.

                            Award winning catches are mounted on the warehouse Wall of Fame.

                            I'll bet you can't wait to have an audit of your files!
                            www.ClinkscalesSeptic.com

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                            • #15
                              Re: What do you do with the Catch Of The Day?

                              "What do you do with the Catch of the Day"

                              Today I took her to lunch and shopping! Tonight, who knows......

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