Toilets, tubs, and showers are three of the most sources of clogs. Often times toilets clog when too much waste or paper is placed in the bowl before flushing, but these clogs are usually minor and can be cleared with a toilet plunger or snake.
However, toilets can become more severely clogged when things that shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet are flushed down the toilet. These foreign items become jammed in the pipes and require a professional plumber to disassemble the pipes, remove the item, clear the clog, and reassemble the pipes.
On the other hand, bathtubs and showers typically clog when hair or excessive dirt piles up in the drains over time. Fortunately, these clogs can be detected early.
Signs of a developing clog include slowed water drainage, minor flooding in the shower, and rotten odors rising from the drains. Similar to minor clogs in the toilet, these clogs can often be removed with a plunger, snake, or drain rod.