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How to Prevent Clogged Shower Drains

How to Prevent Clogged Shower Drains

Did you wake up in the morning only to notice that the shower drain is clogged? The best thing that you could do is get our team of plumbers in London to fix it. 

However, there are ways in which this scenario can be avoided. Here are a few things you could do to prevent clogged shower drains.

1.    Utilize a hair catcher for your shower drain in London

Hair is undoubtedly the most common reason for clogged shower drains. To avoid this from happening, our plumbers in London advise you to buy a hair catcher. 

This device is placed on the shower drain so that the hair that comes out when you are washing, as well as other debris, are caught in it and do not penetrate further into the drain. 

It is necessary to clean this device by simply emptying it into the trash from time to time.

2.    Use enzymes to eliminate scum

Another important action you could take in order to avoid shower drains from clogging is to utilize enzymes to dissolve the soap scum. 

These enzymes can be recommended to you by an emergencyplumber in London and should be used monthly. This way, your drains will stay clear from soap scum. 

The way these enzymes work is pretty much the same for all products available on the local market which contain them: they contain bacteria and enzymes which eat up the soap and other scum from the shower drain and enable them to be flushed when the water is passing through the drain.

3.    Flush all the drains in your London home

A great way to avoid clogged shower drains would be to flush all the drains in your London bathroom at the same time, creating a cascade of water which will eliminate the debris and the hair gathered in the drains.

Obviously, there must be several people to help you achieve this. Firstly, it is necessary for you to close all the shower, sink and bathtub drains and then, an emergency plumber in London recommends you to fill every sink or tub with warm water. Afterwards, a person should be located near each drain and toilet. 

Everybody should open the drains at the same exact moment, after which all the toilets should be flushed at the same time, as well.

4. Utilize a plunger

In case you have tried the enzymes and the clog in the shower drain still has not been removed, it is time to take out a basic, but useful plumbing tool: the plunger.

Our local plumbers can help you with this method as well. When plunging a shower drain, the tub is filled with a small level of water. 

Next, the plunger is placed over the drain and the latter is plunged several times. 

5. Call our local plumbers in London

If all the above-mentioned methods still do not work, our local plumbers are here to resolve it. We have a lot of experience in removing stubborn drain shower clogs and we know these can be quite a nuisance. 

Therefore, we will act reliably and rapidly to make sure the shower drain is clear and the problem is sorted out.

We can bring and use a plumbing tool which is named a plumbing snake: a long, steel cable which has a hand crank.

The cable is pushed down the drain by using the hand crank and, while it goes down into the shower drain, it clears clogs on its way.

The steel cable also eliminates any minerals and oil from the pipe walls. At the end, it is able to catch pieces of debris, which will be pushed out of the pipe when the cable is taken out.

In case you have a clogged shower drain, it is time to have our reliable plumbing services professional in London fix this issue – please get in touch with our plumbers in London.