Clogged sinks and drains are the most common service calls we receive, so you’re not alone. Drain clogs happen for many reasons and stoppages can occur anywhere, from the easily-accessible piping under sinks to further down the main drain lines.
If you notice water backing up in the lower drains in your home like your tub and shower drains, then you have a main-line stoppage. Main line stoppages are different than a simple drain clog because they occur in the horizontal sewer pipe that runs underneath your home.
In the kitchen, food waste is the major culprit in clogged sinks. Sudden clogs often can be fixed by clearing the P-trap under the sink, but food particles and grease can also build up further along the line. This sludge can slow and finally clog kitchen sinks.
In bathrooms, hair and soap residue cause slow draining tubs and showers which, over time, can clog completely. And toilets are prone to a number of stoppages along the lines.