Do you get clogs in your shower or bathtub? If you wash your hair in the shower you will find that these clogs are a fact of life, especially if you have long hair. Hair accumulates with soap and shampoo scum to effectively block your pipes. A shower's plumbing system is completely adequate to handle all the water from a shower. Therefore, you will know it is time to work on your shower clogs when the water begins to drain slowly and leaves you standing in a pool of water before you finish your shower.
Using a plunger is the first step to take for shower clogs. If you plunge your shower at the first sign of a slow drain it will help you avoid or postpone the need to take apart the drain assembly or call a Roto-Rooter plumber. We recommend every home have a toilet plunger that has a funnel on the end for the most effective toilet plunging. You can use this same plunger in the shower or bathtub. Simply fold the funnel into the plunger cup.
While plunging may seem intuitive, many individuals do not use their plunger effectively. When you use a plunger, make sure you pay attention to the following techniques:
You can reduce the frequency of a shower clog by following these preventative maintenance steps: