Oakville, Is Your Shower Clogged?
Standing Water… You may recognize it better as the soapy scummy water that your ankles are standing in as your shower progresses. What happens is your shower drain gets clogged, and as a result the water has nowhere to go, hence it “stands” in place. Clogs come in all forms; sometimes the tiniest of matters caused your shower to clog, other times a more major obstruction is at play.
Prior to your water not draining at all, there are a few things that you can take note of. If they are happening, know that there is a problem on the way so you can get in front of it before it gets any bigger, and what you can to do to help prevent your shower being clogged to begin with. Check out our quick lists below.
Tips Your Shower Is Developing A Clog
- Your shower water is failing to drain as quickly as it normally has in the past
- Smell your drain; if something is stinky, you have something sitting in your pipes
- Long after you’ve showered, water is still sitting in your tub/not draining
The combination of hair and soap creates a hairy glue of sorts, and is the leading cause of people’s shower drains backing up build up. It makes perfect sense as it’s something multiple people do every day in a household, it’s a common occurrence. It clings very well to pipes and over time it thickens, creating less and less room for water to get through and head down your pipes.
Tips On How To Prevent Your Shower From Getting Clogged
Buy A Drain Filter: They’re cheap, efficient and will save you lots of time and money
Clean & Rinse Drain Filter: Do so after each shower; it will only work if you maintain it
Use A Plunger: Plunge your drain weekly, you will pull up little bits so nothing can pile up
Hot Water: Help remove what’s clinging to your pipes by pouring boiling water down the drain
How John THE Plumber Oakville Can Help!
Maybe you have already stood in the standing water, and noticed other things AND tried to take care of the clog on your own already. If that’s the case and you are still in the exact same place you may have a larger clog and/or plumbing issue occurring. If that’s the case then give us a call at John THE Plumber Oakville and we’ll dispatch one of our licensed Oakville plumbers to you right away.
Our plumbers are all highly qualified and they come equipped with top of the line plumbing equipment, you can’t lose with one of us onsite! We are also always happy to tell you what we’re doing as we go along as well as provide any advice we can to save you money in the long run and how to help prevent this type of scenario from happening again. Give us a call today and we’ll have your ankles free of standing water faster than you can say clog!
DO NOT DELAY! CALL JOHN THE PLUMBER OAKVILLE TODAY!