Clogged Shower Drains? Our Expert Plumbers Can Help!
Our plumbing professionals specialize in clogged shower drains and are available throughout Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange and Los Angeles counties.
Call us 24/7 for emergency clogged shower drains at (800) 863-1979.
It is frustrating to find yourself suddenly standing ankle deep in water while taking a shower, but a slow-moving drain can also cause serious damage to your home if the problem is not fixed quickly. Second floor showers are especially dangerous since leaks can structurally damage the ceiling as well as the floors.
As a clog worsens, it is more difficult to clear out and more likely to get lodged deeper in the mainline, which often creates blockages and leaks in other parts of the plumbing system throughout the house. This can lead to water erupting up through a drain or bursting pipes that flood the floors. If you notice that other fixtures in the bathroom or kitchen are backing up when you shower, then there is probably a bigger obstruction further down the mainline.
Preventative Shower Drain Maintenance
Even with regular maintenance, shower drain blockages are common. Soap residue coats the pipes and acts as a magnet for dirt, body oils and hair. The accumulated debris narrows the passageway, which prevents larger items, such as soap chips, from passing through the pipe. Small toys are another common culprit of clogged shower drains. Using a mesh strainer minimizes the possibility of these dangerous items getting lodged in the shower drain.
There are several home remedies that effectively treat surface clogs. In most cases, a clump of debris-filled hair causes the problem. You can dig out this wad using needle-nose pliers, tweezers or a bent metal hanger. A mixture of hot water and baking soda can also break through the hardened soap scum.
Quick Professional Solutions
If you are still having problems after trying these methods, then it is time to call in a professional plumber. Our experts will identify and fix the issue quickly and safely using an auger to break up the obstruction.
Contact The Original Plumbing Company at (800) 863-1979 to schedule an appointment for unclogging your shower drains.