When the tub starts to fill up around your ankles during a shower, you know you are doomed to clear out the drain sooner rather than later. People instantly feel nauseated knowing there is something gross in the drain and the gut-wrenching takes hold at the thought of having to clear out the drain. Few look forward to, and most rather avoid, cleaning the drains or freeing them from clogs. Today, we at The Original $49.95 Plumber would like to take the opportunity to share some preventative steps you can take to avoid and reduce the likelihood of bathtub and shower drains.
Hair Catcher for Shower Drain
The likely culprit to a clogged bathtub drain is due to our never-ending shedding hair in most cases, especially for those with long hair. The mesh liner inserts are designed to catch the hair and they fit over your drain so they can prevent the hair from flowing down the pipe and accumulating that form clogs. Make certain to clean it regularly to achieve maximum results to achieve best results, especially when the hair compacts in the liner.
Bleach Melts & Dissolves Hair Clogging Drain
To combat hair clogs, cleaning the tub’s drain with bleach over-night is a highly effective. In its most basic form, use chlorine bleach by pouring a cup down the drain and let it sit over-night. Until the smell of bleach dissipates hot water through the drain in the morning. This treatment should only be done once a month.
Pouring Boiling Water Down Drain
In some drains, boiling water treatments often have optimal results. You will need to boil a pot of water since faucets do not produce water at boiling temperatures. To avoid injury and to optimize the exercise, carefully pour the boiling water into the drain slowly. Use this
Flush All the Toilets at the Same Time
Depending on how many toilets you have in the home, you will need to recruit help as synchronizing a simultaneous flush with all the toilets in the home is a great way to prevent clogs. First, close off all the drains, such as the kitchen sink, bathroom sinks, tubs and shower, open the valves and sync the flush of all the toilets. It is vital all drains and toilets are flushed at the exact same time in order for this to work.
Prevent Clogs in Drains
Narrow pipes, corrosion, foreign objects being in lodged in the piping, and other circumstances can lead to a clog in the drain. Older homes are especially prone to clogs, which makes the extra care and attention critical. Cleaning out the fish tank, disposing of carpet shampooer wastewater, shampooing the dogs, and emptying buckets of debris filled water should all be avoided going down the drain.
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The underlying reason to other problems that develop can derive from natural use of your tub or shower that lead to the clogs. Where you can prevent many clogs from occurring, over time and use, the drains can clog. When they do, The Original $49.95 Plumber can help you find effective solutions as well as provide comprehensive drain cleaning services. Call us today to get started!