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Most Common Causes of Bathroom Clogs

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If you’re a homeowner, you’ll likely experience a routine clog in your bathroom at some point, but if you could avoid these clogs when you can, wouldn’t you? Understanding your plumbing system is key if you want to avoid plumbing mishaps.

Our plumbers are punctual, reliable, knowledgeable and will help you understand the inner workings of your plumbing system. Even with the right knowledge, mistakes happen, so If you do end up with a plumbing problem, you can count on our team at Doug Turner plumbing CO. for dependable bathroom plumbing services.

Frequent Causes of Bathroom Clogs

Soap Scum

You might be surprised to learn that a byproduct of soap can cause clogging, but when certain ingredients in the soap mix with water it leaves behind a hard residue called soap scum. Soap scum is commonly a nuisance because it leaves an ugly reside on your bath fixtures, but it also clogs your pipes. If soap scum is the culprit behind your bathroom clog, it’s remedied through a thorough drain cleaning.


It’s likely that you already know how taxing hair is to your plumbing system. A little hair washed down the drain adds up over time. Most of the time, it isn’t the hair itself that’s the problem, it’s the hair that gets caught in preexisting sludge and grime coating your pipes. When this happens, clogs are much more common. You can reduce the likelihood of these clogs happening by getting a drain cover for your shower.

Feminine Hygiene Products and Wet Wipes

Although there are many misconceptions about feminine hygiene products and wet wipes, it’s better that these items never travel down your drain–especially if your plumbing is older. Feminine hygiene products cause the same issue that hair does in your pipes, the material of these products catches in preexisting grime and causes blockages. Although wet wipes may advertise themselves as flushable, they never truly are, the material of wet wipes is a major cause for clogs.

Small Objects

Although this problem isn’t as common as others, it still causes issues. If you have shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and other items sitting in your shower, you’ve probably knocked one of these items over or dropped an item before. This causes clogs when caps or other small objects from these items accidentally fall down your drain. These create almost immediate clogs, but a plumber can always fix this issue for you.

Call Doug Turner Plumbing CO. For Any Plumbing Problems

Not all clogs are avoidable, mistakes often happen and it’s hard to be diligent 24/7 about what’s going down your drain. If you do encounter a bathroom drain clog it’s important to call a plumber. Even if you think the clog is small and it’s something you can handle on your own, it’s always best to have a professional examine the situation. Our plumbers see the aftermath of quite a few do-it-yourself attempts. It’s always beneficial to have a professional do things the right way the very first time.

At Doug Turner Plumbing CO. we’ve been in business since 1987. Throughout our time as a company, we’ve cultivated a business based on customer satisfaction. When you hire our plumbers, you’ll know you’re getting dependable service every time.

When you need a reliable plumber in Sugar Land, TX, contact our team.

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