March 1, 2022
How often do you take a shower? Once, twice or possibly even three times each day? Whatever your frequency, we’re willing to bet that at least once during your showers you’ve had to deal with a clog.
Shower clogs are always frustrating. The way you may first notice them is the tub is draining more slowly than usual, but that isn’t the only consequence of a clogged drain.
When water can’t go down your pipes and gets stuck in the shower pan due to a clog, it creates a very happy place for bacteria, and even worse, mold.
Did you know that in order for mold to grow, all that is required is moisture and dirt… both of which are a-plenty in a clogged shower drain!
Before you blame the person with the longest hair for creating a massive shower clog (which is fair), consider that short hair, shaved hair, and pet hair, from giving them a bath, all contribute too.
Hair of any length LOVES oil and LOVES soap scum.
With these causes in mind, here are some humorous ways to prevent clogs:
Now that we’ve had our fun talking about some of the silly yet effective ways to prevent hair and other debris from forming a clog in the drain, let’s get serious again. As we said, a clog in the shower/tub drain, or in the sink, is a serious issue. Not only can the problem get worse and more inconvenient over time, but it can cause mold and mildew.
If you can’t fix it yourself by hand or with the use of a drain snake/wire hanger, it’s time to call Parker & Sons. We’re happy to help with the plumbing in your Phoenix or Tucson area home.