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Almost every homeowner will experience some type of blockage in their drains. With years of experience in the plumbing industry, Excalibur Plumbing has a plumbing team that is fully capable of identifying the culprits of drain clogs and effectively fixing the problem.

We have put a list of the most common causes of clogged drains, this way you have a better chance of spotting the tell-tale signs of a problem before it gets worse.


Hair is one of the most common causes of drain blockages. Hair can build up over time, posing a problem for homeowners. As hair builds up, it prevents liquid from passing through and eventually it comes to the point where liquid can’t pass through at all.

Foreign Objects

If you have toddlers, you get this one. A blockage can occur when a foreign object or material such as soap, fat, food buildup, or even a plastic action figure becomes caught between the drainpipe and the pipes that flow underneath.

Initially, the foreign material or object may not block the drain, but as particles and sludge continue to collect around the foreign material over time, eventually the blockage will prevent water from flowing freely down the drain.

Toilets can easily clog because too much toilet paper, sanitary products, diapers, tissues, cotton balls, or other objects have been flushed down the toilet.

Small children are often the culprits behind a clogged toilet. They have been known to flush toothbrushes, toys, entire rolls of toilet paper, and all kinds of odds and sods down the toilet.

Thirsty Tree Roots

If you live in a neighborhood with mature trees, then tree roots can be an issue for you. Since tree roots seek out the nearest source of water, they can crack into underground pipes and over time, they can cause a blockage.

Need Professional Drain Cleaning?

Do you have a clogged toilet, kitchen sink, shower or bathtub? If so, you don’t want to wait because if you do, the problem could lead to water damage, mold growth, damaged flooring, and foul odors, not to mention a huge inconvenience. Let us help you take care of the problem fast!

Contact our Austin plumbers today for all of your drain cleaning needs!