Do You Have a Shower Drain Clog?
Having a shower drain clog is not fun and you might end up Ankle Bathing. The experience of taking a shower with improperly draining water so your ankles bathe in your own wastewater. Also the definition of yuck! This certainly isn’t uncommon, at one point or another everyone winds up with their ankles being soaked in old soapy water, and John THE Plumber Kingston knows this situation all too well.
Shower drains clog for many reasons so we can’t tell you here why it is happening to your home, until we see ourselves. What we can do is list the signs that may be flashing at you that there is a problem without your realizing it. The answer could be the tiniest of an obstruction and an easy fix – or it could be something more major that has caused your shower to back up. Read on below to see if any of these points resonates with you personally.
How To Know Your Shower Drain Has A Block
- Your drain has become stinky and foul like
- Ankle water means it isn’t draining as quickly as it should
- Ankle water remains in the tub long after you’re out of there
The combination of hair and soap buildup is generally the reason ones shower has clogged. Together, the substances create a thick sticky glue like substance and it is fantastic at sticking to your pipes and causing a clog. Here are some things you can do to prevent this type of thing from happening:
- Clean Out Your Drain Catcher: So easy to ignore, don’t. It’ll save you loads!
- Weekly Plunging: If you plunge weekly, nothing has a chance to settle and harden up!
- Boiling Water Flushing: Dumping boiling hot water down the toilet after a plunge will aid in melting off any stubborn soap/hair residue that didn’t want to come off with the plunger!
Say NO to Liquid Draino!
Albeit Liquid Draino is a well-recognized drain clearing product for many a household, we advise that you do not do this to your own toilet. Granted, yes it will clear away most blockages very quickly; it has powerful and fast acting chemicals that can eat through mostly anything. But that’s the problem, your pipes and toilet bowl will not be immune to it. Continuous use of this product and you’ll be replacing your pipes and bowl as it eats through both of those materials too. As a result you will be in for a major replacement project – and a major expense will go with it.
Call John THE Plumber Kingston
If you’ve attempted to fix your shower issue and still nothing is giving you the desired results you are seeking, then it’s time to call a professional Kingston plumber to find out why your shower has the blockage that it does. Give us a call today at John THE Plumber Kingston for any your shower drain blockages you are experiencing or any other plumbing issues you may be having. One of our licensed plumbers will be to your home right away and your ankle water baths will be a thing of the past.
Do Not Delay: Call John THE Plumber Kingston TODAY!