Four Surprising Things That Cause Clogs

Well, there’s no denying that plumbing is a messy business, literally! Many of us cringe at the thought of the nightmarish stuff Plumber Converse professionals encounter on a daily basis. We can tell you we’ve pulled everything you can imagine from pipes and drains — from feminine products to a pair of dentures (Seriously, Eww!) to a host of dead lizards and rodents.

We know some plumbing problems are unavoidable— like, say those dead pets of lizards or mice—others are the result of common household user error. In other words: People are stupidly shoving stuff in the toilet where it really doesn’t belong. You know that old saying, Out of sight, out of mind, right? We have a simple solution, though: Don’t be that person.

If that doesn’t rattle you, consider this: the average cost for a plumber ranges between $160 to $430 for a typical job with the average cost per hour ranging from $45 to $150. So, save yourself some cash and take heed of what Nation Plumbing tell us are the most surprising things that cause clogs. You might just be surprised to discover how many of these you’re guilty of tossing down the drain.

Kitty Litter

We know how surprising stuff can be especially when its tossed down the drain or even toilet. You will be surprised how many people who have cats dump kitty litter down the drain and the toilet. What people don’t know is that sand, clay, and silica are extremely troublesome for Converse plumbing systems, because those substances are designed to absorb moisture and create clumps, which turn into large clogs almost immediately once they enter your pipes.


We know how chaotic things can get around a home from cleaning to cooking and preparing dinner and checking to make sure kids have cleaned their rooms and picked up their toys. Anyone who has children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, know toys have the darnedest way of scattering, well everywhere. Nation Plumbing says to avoid a train wreck of massive clog keeps toys far, far away from the toilet.

Soap Buildup

Soap causes your drains to clog in a similar way to grease. Soap scum slowly collects in the drain, causing the diameter of the drain to get smaller over time. This type of drain clog may not cause a backup as fast as grease, but it will still stop the flow of water over time.

Tree Roots

A surprising cause of drain clogs is tree roots. Wow! Who knows right? As a tree age, its roots may grow into the joints or cracks of sewer pipes, blocking them and causing your drains to back up. The trees may also wrap around pipes and eventually damage them as the size of the roots increases.

Converse Plumbing Services for Commercial Customers

For people running a business, there are plenty of concerns. Your business needs to run smoothly, otherwise, you could have an interruption in service. Whether it is a leaky ceiling or a clogged toilet, plumbing issues can bring business to a standstill and could even harm your profits. This isn’t what you want, and you certainly cannot be expected to work it out on your own! We offer the following services for your business and more:

  • Plumbing Installations
  • Plumbing Repairs
  • Fixture Replacements
  • Line Cleaning
  • Inspections
  • Sewer Line Services
  • Camera Inspections

Bottom line: Don’t allow a simple plumbing problem to become a full-blown disaster. Call for certified plumbers right here in Converse, and make sure that your business is in working order.

Service Guaranteed

Ignoring your plumbing problems can lead to even more serious problems and you don’t want that. Clogged drains are a nuisance and an inconvenience. If you suspect a potential plumbing problem, then you need to take care of the problem immediately.

Call us, your bonded and insured plumbing solution right here in Converse. We can take care of the problem and guarantee that it won’t come back to haunt you. If it does, we’ll fix it. If you notice signs of your drains clogging or if your drains are backed up, contact Converse plumber immediately.