Clogged drains do occur from time to time, but they are completely preventable.
One of the biggest culprits for causing blockages within your plumbing
is an excessive amount of hair. In order to keep hair from
clogging the drains in your bathroom, keep these tips in mind.
For only a couple of dollars, you can purchase a hair catcher to install
on top of your shower drain. This small and inexpensive piece slips on
top of the drain and will catch the hair and other debris that attempts
to go down the drain. Once a significant buildup of debris is present,
remove the catcher from the drain and empty it out.
Regular Hot Water
When hair and other debris goes down the drain it can easily get stuck,
causing clogs and blockages. You can add drain covers and hair catchers,
but what about all of the debris that's currently stuck in your plumbing?
Pour a pot of boiling hot water down the drain to loosen up any blockages
that may exist. However, the real secret is to keep your faucet running
for a few minutes afterward to keep all of the dislodged debris moving
down the drain.
Know When to Call
Not all hair catchers and drain filters are going to work 100 percent
of the time. Some debris and pieces of hair can sneak their way into your
drains, causing a blockage over time. A telltale sign of these blockages
is when water slowly drains from your shower or bathtub floor. When you
find yourself standing ankle deep in water, call your local plumber as
soon as possible to prevent this clog from turning into something much worse.
Hair is naturally going to fall from your body and head toward the shower
drain, but it's up to you to stop it! When your bathroom drains become
clogged, contact the professional plumbers at Lancaster Plumbing, Heating,
Cooling & Electrical. To learn more or to schedule an appointment,
give us a call at (717) 207-9952.