The day after Thanksgiving is commonly known as “Black Friday”, but for those in the plumbing business, the day is jokingly referred to as “Brown Friday” due to the spike in plumbing emergencies.

With Thanksgiving just passed this year, we thought it would be fun to calculate the “worst offenders” of plumbing jobs by ZIP code. We performed a comprehensive data analysis of the hundreds of thousands of jobs we did in the last year, and here are the top 5 ZIP codes in need of plumbing rescue!   

20744: Ft Washington, MD

20854: Potomac, MD

22312: Alexandria, VA

20011: NE DC

20774: Upper Marlboro MD

Inside DC, the densely populated neighborhoods of Fort Totten and NoMa/Northeast made up the largest volume of plumbing jobs.

We thought it was only fitting to create a map of this data – we call it the “Code Brown” map. Take a look and see if your area is represented! Plumbing issues are very common, and often require professional help to fix. So make sure the next time you have a “code brown” emergency, Michael & Son is on speed dial!