Drain Issues and Repair

Your shower is filling up with water and you don’t know what to do. Before you resign yourself to standing in sudsy water or dump caustic drain cleaners down your pipes, give us a call.

While most plumping issues involve water entering your home, drain issues involve the waste water being sent into your sewage system.

Most drain issues can be remedied quickly by a professional, but the longer you wait, the more severe the problem may become.

Common Drain Issues

There are some common issues we see and what a cause may be. No worries – we can fix all of them!


When water builds up in your shower or sink, the mostly likely culprit is a clogged drain. In the kitchen that clog is probably grease. In your bathroom it’s probably hair. Once a clog starts, more and more debris sticks to it and your problem gets worse as slowly draining pipes might stop draining at all. If multiple drains clog at once, that hints at a larger system issue.


When water backs up into your tub, it’s probably a drain line or septic system issue. But when your sink floods, your dishwasher or garbage disposal might be to blame, or there could be a clog in your pipe or sink trap.

Unpleasant Smell

If you can smell your drain, something is wrong. It’s typically clogged food decomposing or a problem with your drain trap, but could indicate an issue with your sewer lines.

Strange Noises

Strange noises from a pipe or drain might be caused by a blockage, loose fitting, or water pressure issue.


It’s easy to ignore a clogged drain. Drain cleaners might seem like an easy fix, but the harsh chemicals can damage your pipes and are extremely toxic to you, your kids, and your pets. Soon enough, your clogged sink could turn into a major plumbing issue, resulting in an expensive emergency, costing you money and aggravation. Don’t wait until there’s water spurting everywhere. Contact JW Plumbing at the first sign of drainage trouble and we’ll take great care of you.

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