The Most Common Types of Drain Clogs

Chances are that you have experienced a clog in one of the following areas of your home:

  • Toilets
  • Bathroom sink
  • Kitchen sink
  • Floor drain
  • Bathtub & shower drain
  • Laundry drain

Of course, these are not the only areas of our homes that can experience drainage issues — they are just the most common.

What Causes Drain Clogs?

Knowing what causes drain clogs is the first step in knowing how to prevent them. In general, our drains collect a lot of natural and synthetic matter from our bodies and day-to-day lifestyles. This includes matter such as dry skin, dirt, personal hygiene substances, and more.

For the most part, our drains receive these materials without us even noticing it. By far the worst offender— the biggest nightmare of drains across the world — is hair, which is why it is recommended that the majority of people use a catcher in their shower drain that can pick up on hair before it reaches the pipes.

Why Can’t I Unclog My Own Drain?

Well it may be possible to unclog some drain blockages using commercial products or DIY solutions, there are always going to be some clogs that are too strong. In those cases you will have no choice but to consult the experts in drain unclogging. At Lux Plumbing, we have the expertise to unclog even the most stubborn of blockages. We can also work with you to come up with a maintenance plan if you have a drain that seems to be especially susceptible to clogging.

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  • I called Andrew for a clogged kitchen sink, previously it was unclogged by a family handyman, but the problem still existed. Andrew from LUX was able to respond, schedule, and repair my sink in a quick and straightforward way. Pricing was honest and fair. He took the time to explain thoroughly of what the issue was. And he gave me precautionary measures to maintain the sinks so this clog would not happen again!

  • Andrew is very knowledgeable! His prices are fair and his service is by far the best experience I've had vs all the service technicians from electricians to roofer even other major plumbing firms. He is quick to diagnose the issue precisely and completes the job very effectively. His phone number is now saved into my contacts for future use.

Justin CorbeilJustin Corbeil
06:11 22 Dec 21
Andrew was very professional in his approach from initial phone call to doing the job that was requested. He took the time to explain things as well as adding suggestions to simpler follow up jobs that I was attempting myself. The response time was great and the price was fair. I will definitely consider the services from LUX Plumbing & Drainage in the future.
Navneet KapanyNavneet Kapany
02:57 26 Apr 21
Andrew was very helpful. I had a sudden weekend emergency with my toilet tank leaking.He was punctual and very professional. He was a huge help.
Palm VillaPalm Villa
07:37 12 Feb 21
We called Andrew with an emergency blocked sewer pipe, he was at our location within 15 mins. Andrew is very knowledgeable, professional and has fair pricing.I will definitely be using Andrew in the future.
Mike HasterMike Haster
07:53 12 Jan 21
Awsome service by Andrew. Fair pricing quality service. His number is in my contacts for good now.
Angel ChengAngel Cheng
22:32 05 Jan 21
I called Andrew for a clogged kitchen sink, previously it was unclogged by a family handyman, but the problem still existed.Andrew from LUX was able to respond, schedule, and repair my sink in a quick and straightforward way. Pricing was honest and fair. He took the time to explain thoroughly of what the issue was. And he gave me precautionary measures to maintain the sinks so this clog would not happen again.Overall, very responsive and effective for solving the issue! I would use his expertise and services again.
Laura BakerLaura Baker
04:46 02 Jan 21
Andrew was able to provide service for us on a holiday and arrived within 30 minutes of when we called. He was very polite, professional and clean and he fixed the problem extremely quickly. Amazing service and pricing. Highly recommend! Thanks again!
Joan LillyJoan Lilly
04:58 08 Dec 20
Spoke to Andrew over the phone he was quick to book and arrived on time. Work was excellent professional and clean price was fair. I will be calling him from now on for all my plumbing issues. Great job!
Elizabeth CoolElizabeth Cool
18:30 21 Oct 20
LUX Plumbing is the best experience I have ever had when needing this type of service. Andrew was professional, experienced, friendly and personable. He was upfront with his price and they were very reasonable. I would and will recommend him for your plumbing needs. From the initial phone call, to his punctuality, his service and professional manner it was great. I am so glad I chose LUX and will do so again if needed . Thank you!
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