I was called to a plumbing emergency today that is both very common and avoidable. A frantic customer wanted me to retrieve a wedding ring that had fallen into the bathroom drain. She wanted me to hurry before the ring was washed further down the drain pipe.
First I convinced her that this was not a time sensitive emergency because the ring would most likely be caught in the trap.
I managed to retrieve the ring by removing the trap. As I had suspected the ring was just sitting there in the bend in the pipe.
Before leaving I suggested that she could use a pop-up drain in the bathroom sink. This is what I tell anyone who looses jewelry down the bathroom drain. Having a pop-up has many uses, one of which is saving jewelry and your sanity from washing down the drain.