Who in Utah doesn’t love a good prank. From Davis County to Salt Lake City, homeowners in Utah love light-hearted pranks on April Fool’s Day. As a Utah plumbing company, we love pranks too, especially those involving bathrooms, sinks, showers, tubs, and toilets.
Here are a few of our favorite bathroom pranks that we’ve heard of. While none of these pranks are encouraged, be careful if you attempt. You may be the one cleaning up someone else’s potty mess.
Rubber-banded spray nozzle
Who can forget the classic prank of putting a rubber band around a sink faucet’s spray handle? The next person to turn on the kitchen sink will get a bathroom quality shower.
Shower of a different color
Use bar soap in the house? Shave off a thin layer of soap and make a little hole on it. Fill the hole with bright colored food coloring. Cover the hole back up with the same thin layer of soap. Wetting the soap will cause it to stay in place and with a little extra time you can finesse the layer creases back to be seamless. The next person to visit the shower will be in for a colorful surprise.
Add a thin layer of Vaseline petroleum jelly or baby oil to the toilet seat. No one likes to sit down to a wet sensation on a toilet.
Take a honey, ketchup, mustard, or any condiment packet. Fold the condiment packet in half and place it under the pad that separates the toilet and toilet seat. When the next person visits the toilet and sits down they’ll see an odd “squirt” in the toilet.
Tossing in some jello into a toilet bowl on a late evening will give the jello time to settle. After time to allow for a bit of solidifying, the next flusher will be quite confused at the color and thickness of the flush that follows their potty.
We’ve saved the most daring for last. Place a plastic film over the toilet bowl, just under the lid. Pay extra attention to making sure that there are no creases in the film as to give a fully transparent view of the bowl. Once the unsuspecting victim potties next, well, there’s going to be a mess.
What is your favorite April Fool’s Day prank, Utah?