A clog is an obstruction or blockage in a drain or sewer line that restricts or blocks the flow of wastewater and sewage.  Wastewater and sewage drains away from plumbing fixtures and the home through a system of drain and sewer line pipes that leverage the forces of gravity.  Drain and sewer lines clogs create plumbing stoppages, overflows, and back-ups that threaten your family’s health and your home’s sanitation and hygiene and are plumbing emergencies.


Causes for most clogs in a drain or sewer line include:


·         Broken, cracked or collapsed drain or sewer pipes

·         Severe cold weather that causes the pipes to freeze

·         Pipe corrosion

·         Tree root infiltration

·         Pipe and fitting deterioration due to age or inferior materials

·         Separated joints and fittings caused by corrosion or faulty workmanship



Clearing Clogged Drains


Over time, and with regular use, oil, food particles, soap, hair, and other substances can block a home’s drains and cause water to back up in sinks, toilets, or showers.  GPS Plumbing offers a complete line of top quality drain cleaning and rooter services to meet all of your drain line needs.  We clear blockages and clean all types of drains including:


  • Bath tub/shower
  • Bathroom sink
  • Kitchen sink
  • Wash machine drain
  • Branch drain lines
  • Soil stacks
  • Soil stack vents
  • Sewer line clean outs
  • Lateral sewer main line
  • Traps
  • Toilets
  • Floor drains
  • Main lines
  • Branch lines
  • Laundry drains
  • Roof vents


If you have a clogged drain, GPS Plumbing knows what to do and how to unclog it.  Be it a clogged toilet, blocked kitchen sink, obstructed drain, or a drain collapse we can fix it and restore optimal functionality to your drainage system fast!  Put our experience and expertise to work in your home or business and remember we also clear and clean sewer lines.


Sewer Line Services


GPS Plumbing is a full-service plumbing company that offers a complete portfolio of sewer line


  • Cleaning
  • Video inspection, and
  • Replacement, repair, installation and maintenance


services.  Our services are professionally delivered and are competitively priced.   With GPS Plumbing, you can count on a licensed, insured, and experienced professional plumber that is ready to make your sewer line plumbing better!


All About Drain, Sewer Lines and Clogs


Common Causes of Drain Clogs


The most common causes of drain line clogs, and their symptoms include:


Drain Type


Clog Symptoms

  • Slow or no draining of wastewater

Clog Causes

  • Buildup of grease, soap, and food waste, grains, cereals, and soft bits of bread that cling to the walls of the drain line
  • Grease that cools & solidifies and eventually sticks to the side walls of the drain - The consolidated grease catches other food particles and clogs the drain

Drain Type

Garbage Disposal

Clog Symptoms

  • Slow or non-draining of wastewater
  • Foul odor

Clog Causes

  • Overloading the unit
  • Disposing of incompatible food types

Drain Type

Bathtub and Shower

Clog Symptoms

  • Slow draining of greywater

Clog Causes

  • Accumulation of soap and hair

Drain Type

Bathroom sink

Clog Symptoms

  • Slow or not draining of greywater

Clog Causes

  • Accumulation of soap, tooth paste and grime

Drain Type


Clog Symptoms

  • Toilet will not flush waste

Clog Causes

  • Non-biodegradable materials such as packaging, tissues, paper towels, cat litter, dental floss, “flushable" diapers, baby wipes and feminine products lodged in siphon section of toilet or drain

Drain Type


Clog Symptoms

  • Foul odor
  • Slow draining

Clog Causes

  • Obstruction replacing water in trap

Drain Type


Clog Symptoms

  • Slow or non-draining of wastewater or foul odor

Clog Causes

  • Tree roots infiltrated sewer pipe
  • Broken or fracture sewer line/pipe

Sewer Lines


A building’s sewer system is a silent partner in the removal of waste and greywater, a task created each time a toilet flushes, or something is disposed of down a bathroom or kitchen sink.  The sewer line connects a building's indoor plumbing with the municipality’s sanitary sewer system that carries wastewater to a treatment facility for further processing.


Sewer Lines Problems


Sewer line problems fall into two categories:


  • The sewer line is clogged – drains are backed up
  • The sewer line is leaking – unhealthy and unsanitary living conditions are created


Sewer Line Clog Signs


The most common signs of a clog are:


  • Multiple fixtures are not draining properly – especially toilets
  • Water backing up out of a drain or toilet
  • Water pooling around a floor drain
  • Tubs, sinks and showers that drain slowly, gurgle or smell of sewage
  • Changing water levels in the toilet bowl or the presence of bubbles
  • The backup of soapy water in the tub or toilet drain when running a washing machine.


Sewer line clogs are a health hazard, require immediate attention and clearing by a licensed and insured plumber like GPS Plumbing.


How We Clear Clogs Drains and Sewer Lines


To clear clogs, we use an electro-mechanical machine with a flexible steel cable that rotates through drain and sewer line pipes.  The rotating blades break-up the blockage thus allowing the free flow of sewage and wastewater.  This specialty tool provides a fast and economical way to clear clogs in any drain or sewer line.


Whether the clog is in a sink, toilet, shower, tub, main line, or outside drain, GPS Plumbing has the knowledge, tools, and know how to unclog any drain or sewer line quickly and efficiently. 


Why Select GPS Plumbing Clearing Clogs


We are:

  • Sewer and draining cleaning experts
  • Licensed and insured for your protection
  • Responsive and provide free no obligation phone estimates
  • Available after standard business hour and provide emergency clog clearing services
  • Professional and provide flat rate, honest and competitive prices
  • A full-service plumbing company – plumbing is our business our only business
  • Experts at clearing any stoppage anywhere within a building’s drainage system 
  • Able to replace or repair any drain line component
  • Knowledgeable and have the expertise to clear any clog and fix or replace any drain/sewer line component