My wife and I had some pretty bad problems with drainage in the master bathroom.
- I thought it was due to a clogged pipe in the shower.
Sometimes hair can get into the drain line and cause major plumbing clogs. I used a cheap plumbing snake to remove any hair or build up inside of the drain. There really wasn’t a lot of stuff that came out of the drain. There was a little bit of hair, dirt, and pieces of soap. It didn’t seem like enough stuff to cause a major drainage problem. After a few days, we had drainage problems in other places in the house. I noticed when the dishwasher backed up into the sink and it took a very long time for the washing machine to drain too. I decided it was a good idea to contact a plumbing company that specializes in drainage problems. I contacted the plumbing company and gave them some information about the problems we were having. The person on the phone said it sounded like tree branches might be causing problems in the drain line. When the plumbing company came out to check our home, the first thing they did was use a camera to check on the various parts of the plumbing located under the house. The camera was a great way to find the problem without digging up our entire yard. The camera showed a blockage 15 ft from our front door. The licensed plumbing contractor thought it was tree roots. He dug up the area of the yard where the problem was supposed to be. It turned out to be a huge root from the oak tree in the front yard that was causing all of our issues.