My husband and I had some pretty exhausting troubles with drainage in the master lavatory, but I thought it was due to a plugged up pipe in the bathtub.
Occasionally, hair can get into the drain line and cause major plumbing clogs.
I used a cheap plumbing snake to disconnect any hair or build up inside of the drain, but there wasn’t a lot of hair that came out of the drain. There was a little bit of hair, dirt, and pieces of soap, but it didn’t seem like enough stuff to cause a major drainage problem. Then after a few afternoons, both of us had drainage troubles in other sites in the house. I noticed when the dishwasher backed up into the sink and it took a very long time for the washing equipment to drain too. I decided it was a great idea to contact a plumbing company that specialized in drainage troubles. I contacted the plumbing company and gave them some information about the troubles both of us were having. The man on the phone said it sounded like tree roots might be causing troubles in the drain line, and 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 home. The camera was a great way to find the problem without digging up our entire yard, and the camera showed a blockage about 13 feet from our front door. The licensed plumbing contractor thought it was tree roots, and so he dug up the section of the yard where the problem was supposed to be. It turned out to be a big root from the oak tree in the front yard that was causing all of our issues.