My 20-year-old daughter is a fully trained emergency medical technician. We often share vegetating time by watching EMT reality shows featuring trauma care, sports disasters and other mayhem. Nearly every episode includes some mention of how lucky the principal character was to have survived a mishap or illness.
When a plunger doesn't get the throne room back into operation, homeowners usually turn to their plumber for relief. For some plumbers, these calls are a necessary evil that are more trouble than they're worth, but others find special opportunities in drain cleaning. In the course of customizing pricing books for contractors from coast to coast, I've noticed four major camps in the plumbing and drain cleaning business.