Clogged shower drains are both a burden to homeowners and, unfortunately, one of the most common plumbing problems. The good news is that the expense and inconvenience of clogged shower drains can be avoided with proper drain maintenance.
One of the most effective ways to prevent clogged shower drains is to keep them clean and clear of debris. Unfortunately, hair loss while grooming or shampooing is a natural occurrence – and it doesn’t take much to block a drain.
Taking preventative steps, such as brushing your hair immediately before showering or bathing, will help reduce the amount of hair lost in the shower. When it is warm outside, wash pets outdoors or consider using a washtub instead of your bath or shower.
Shower drain strainers, which can be purchased at your local hardware store, are an affordable option to prevent hair and other debris from passing into the shower drain. This is especially important for individuals with long hair or those who bathe pets in the bathtub.
Every few weeks, make a conscious effort to remove what hair you can from shower drains to prevent buildup. If you notice pooling in your shower, shine a flashlight down the drain to see if you can visibly recognize the issue. If so, you can attempt to remove the blockage using a pair of tweezers.
If you’re combating clogged shower drains on a regular basis, it may be time to call in an expert. These clogs add stress and pressure to pipes, ultimately shortening their lifespan.
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