Common Causes of Blocked Drains
A blocked drain can be really inconveniencing for anyone, however, if you are able to detect the blocked drain early on, you can end up dealing with it very quickly and easily, however, if you do not get it fixed on time, it can lead to further problems like causing a serious plumbing problem in form of leaks or even overflows, and if there happens to be underground wiring, it can cause electrical issues as well. The question of how to unblock your drain is something different and the quickest answer for that is to opt for professional help, especially if you have no experience dealing with blocked drains.
For the sake of this article however, we will be focusing solely on what causes blocked drains, and some of the culprits are pretty obvious.
If you happen to be dealing with blocked drains indoors, then it is usually causes by two things, the first being buildup, and the second being foreign objects. By buildup, I am referring to a buildup of grease, oil, minerals and so on, which is pretty common for the drains in our kitchen. In terms of foreign objects, I am referring to hard and big objects that are not easy to flush. This can mean tissues, wipes, sanitary objects, hair and other such foreign object.
When it comes to blocks in your outside drain system, then you most likely have a buildup or a large foreign object causing an obstruction. The most common culprits behind outdoor drainage/sewer blockage is a buildup of leaves, causing a block, or tree roots that end up penetrating your drain system and ends up growing inside, causing a block. These blocks are best professionally removed since they will do a better and cleaner job without causing any potential damage.