If you've ever had a clogged shower drain, you know how annoying it can be. If you have long hair, chances are good that you've had to deal with a clogged drain at some point because hair can quickly build up and cause a blockage.
When this happens, water backs up in the shower and doesn't drain properly. But there are some easy ways to prevent debris from clogging your shower drain.
Here are a few tips:
1. Use a Drain Cover
A drain cover is simply a piece of material that covers the drain opening. It can be made of metal, plastic, or even silicone. All you need to do is place the cover over the drain, and voila! No more clogs.
And if you do ever experience a clogged drain, simply remove the cover and clear the blockage. It's really that easy!
2. Clean Your Drain Regularly
Cleaning your drain regularly will help remove any hair or debris that has already gone into the drain. You can use a plunger or a drain snake to remove the blockage.
To use a plunger, push down and pull up vigorously. This can often dislodge the blockage and get the water flowing again.
If the plunger doesn't do the trick, you may need to use a drain snake. A drain snake is a long, flexible tool you can insert into the drain to reach the blockage. Once you've located the blockage, you can use the drain snake to break it up and clear it away.
If you're dealing with a particularly stubborn clog, you may try to clear it with a little elbow grease. But if you're not having any luck, don't hesitate to call in a professional. They have specialized tools and techniques that can clear even the toughest blockages.
3. Use a Drain Catcher
A drain catcher is a nifty little, basket-like device that catches hair or debris before it goes down the drain. The mesh or screen-like bottom allows water to pass through while trapping hair and other debris. All you have to do is empty it out every once in a while. This is a great way to clean your drains and free of clogs.
4. Don't Pour Grease Down the Drain
Grease can solidify in your pipes and cause serious clogs. That is why it is important to dispose of grease in a container and throw it in the trash. This may seem like a hassle, but avoiding a clogged sink or costly repairs is worth it.
Plus, it's better for the environment. When grease hardens in pipes, it can create an impenetrable barrier that not even water can get through. This can lead to backups and flooding.
So next time you're cooking with grease, remember to pour it into a container and throw it in the trash. It's a small step that can save you a lot of headaches down the road.
5. Run Hot Water Down the Drain Regularly
Hot water helps to break down any grease or debris clinging to your pipes' sides. This can prevent clogs from forming and help to keep your plumbing system running smoothly.
Additionally, hot water can also help to dissolve any mineral deposits that may have built up on your pipes over time.
There are several easy ways to prevent debris from clogging your shower drain. By using a drain cover and a drain catcher, regularly cleaning your drain, avoiding pouring grease down the drain, and running hot water down regularly, you can keep your drain clear and free from clogs.
If you're looking for a way to keep your drains clear and clog-free, look no further than The Shroom Company! Our TubShroom and SinkShroom products are designed to fit any sink drain and catch hair, debris, and other common clog-causing items before they cause a problem. Simply place our drain covers in your sink, shower, or tub and leave them to do their job!
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