Top Causes of Clogged Drains

Have you noticed that one of your drains seems to be slowing down? Is water pooling in the bottom of the shower? Is your kitchen sink holding water? A clogged drain can, for one, be disgusting, but two, be really troublesome. The cause of the clog won't always respond to over-the-counter products that claim to be the heal-all for clogged drains.


When it comes to tub and shower drains hair is the number one culprit, especially long hair. Hair will get snagged on joints or as it goes around corners. The more hair that goes into the drain the larger the clog will get.


Kitchen sinks tend to become clogged from food particles that get washed down the drain while rinsing dishes. This is more true if the sink is not equipped with a food processor or garbage disposal. Consider investing in a strainer that fits your sink to prevent the food waste from going down the drain.


No products other than toilet paper should be put into the toilet. Paper towels and feminine products do not have the same properties as toilet paper, meaning they don't break down as well and will clog the toilet if flushed.

Heavy Liquids

Never pour grease, gravy or other types of heavy liquids down sinks. They will congeal, causing a fatty clog in the drain. To dispose of these things pour them into a ziplock bag and throw them away.


While designed to be used with water, some soaps will result in a buildup that can cause drainage issues. This residue will build up on pipes, restricting the space necessary for a full flow of water.

Clogged drains can be a massive headache and lead to other problems so be sure to take care of them right away by contacting a professional plumber. For clogged drain repair in Kingwood, Humble, or elsewhere in the area be sure to contact GAP Plumbing. We offer professional residential and commercial plumbing services. To request an appointment or to learn more about our Kingwood plumbing services give us a call at (281) 645-5406 today.