Blockages can occur for numerous reasons. Some of the most common causes are tree roots, grease and toys or objects inserted by children who may drop them down the drains. To avoid home sewer problems, you may want to contact a local plumber to clear these roots from your lateral and prevent your drains from backing up. Dispose of grease and fats in the trash, not down the drain. Do not dispose of any type of wipes down the toilet, they are not sanitary friendly.
Cooking grease, hair, food particles, toilet paper, and roots often cause sluggish drains or line blockages. If they happen near the drain opening or toilet bowl, a plunger may be effective. However, if the problem is some distance into the drain line, it may require a plumber to locate and resolve.