Clogged Shower Drain Repair
If you are experiencing a clogged shower drain for the first time, it may feel terrifying as water starts to puddle at your feet. That experience could make you devastated not knowing what to do or the right person to call for help. Well, you do not have to be overwhelmed about it; everyone comes across this once in a while. Several factors are responsible for a clogged shower drain, and you would want to know what they are to guard against them because you do not want to find yourself ankle-deep in a pool of soapy, murky water after having your shower in the morning or night. Before the complete clogging of the shower drain, you must have first experienced slow draining of shower water or no draining at all.
Depending on the severity of the clogging, you can fix it yourself or have to invite a professional plumber. Different kinds of clogs require different clearing methods, and that is the main reason why professional plumbers have an advantage over individual efforts because the professionals know the best acceptable practice and have the right tools to clear all types of shower drain clogs.
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A clogged shower drain can degenerate into a bigger problem is not resolved early. We advise that you contact professionals to clear the clog in your shower drain; cut the trial and errors. The best plumbing company to hire for clogged shower drain and other related problems is Urban Piping.
We take pride in our excellent service delivery that earned us an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We are licensed, bonded, and insured. Our business insurance covers your property, and you will not be exposed to any liabilities. We are the right local plumbers in Calgary for you. Contact us now and experience peace of mind.
A shower drain clog can be partial or complete, but by taking note of its symptoms, you would know what is coming for you and be able to call for help.
- Slow Draining
If after turning off the faucet there is still water in the shower or the water is draining slowly, that is a clear sign that your shower drain is clogged or is about to become clogged.
- Bad Smell
When a bad smell starts coming from your shower drain, that is a sign that the drain is blocked and it is likely caused by clogging of debris on the internal walls of the pipes.
- Gurgling Sound
When you keep hearing a gurgling sound in the shower drain several minutes after taking a shower, the chances are that the water used has difficulty going down the drain.
You should act fast when you notice any of the signs above because a severely clogged shower drain can cause bathroom flooding or water seeping through shower joints, which will result in severe damage.
Shower drain clogging can be minor or severe. Due to regular use of the shower by everyone in a household, the drain will be subjected to a massive build-up of dirt, soap scum, and hair. If most people in a house keep long hair, the shower drain will frequently be clogged by hair. Long hair and soap are a horrible combination that worsens clog issues in the bathroom. Over time, the drain will become smaller as soap scum continues to build up and hair strand keeps trapping debris and dirt; the result will be terrible.
When you experience multiple clogs frequently despite several repair jobs, call an expert to examine your entire plumbing system; that is a sign of a more severe clog in the main sewer line. Contact Urban Piping for a full examination of your home and a comprehensive solution.
Prevention is always the best strategy to keep your shower drain running smoothly and efficiently. If you take specific steps regularly, you would be able to have fewer occurrences of the clogged shower drain. The tips that will be provided here are best suited for smaller drains or blockages; they are not suitable for the main sewer line because they could aggravate the damage over time.
However, if you want to clear or unclog your shower drain, here are the steps you can take.
- Pour Boiling Water
The temperature of the boiling water breaks down the build-up caused by soap scum and dirt. So, pour about 8 liters of boiling water down the drain. It should be able to wash away the dirt build-up and prevent a clogged shower drain.
- Use a Plunger
Push a plunger into the shower drain to release clogs caused by strands of hair. With an excellent plunging skill and air suction, you would be able to clear the build-up and free your drain of clogs. If you notice several strands of hair after every shower, ensure to remove hair trapped in the drain cover before it builds up and become a serious clog.
- Baking Soda and Vinegar Mix
If the clog in the shower drain it deeper than what a plunger can clear, you can apply the baking soda and vinegar mix. They are natural products without any adverse effects. To use this mix, open the drain cover and pour a cup of baking soda down the drain. Wait for about five minutes before pouring a cup of vinegar. Cover the drain and leave the mixture for about two to four hours to dissolve the clog. To complete the procedure, pour about 5 liters of boiling water into the drain.
- Chemical Products
We do not recommend using drain-cleaning chemicals, although they are effective and fast; over time, they will have adverse effects on the overall health of everyone in the house due to high toxicity. When the clog is tougher than you can clear, call professionals.
Clogged Shower Drain? Short Work for Our K400
Here is a quick video on us use one of our favourite drain cleaning tools for unclogging a clogged shower drain. Using the best of the best tools in the industry helps us get the drain cleaning work done quickly and ensures that our services goes unmatched.
Complete Home Drain Cleaning Services
Your homes drains are a crucial part of your plumbing system. Keeping your drainage system clean and clear is detrimental to your homes health. Over time your drains begin to clog due to a number of reasons including hair, food, grease, soaps. These cause blockages in your drainage lines and without treatment can become quite a nuisance.
Here at Urban Piping, our team of highly trained Calgary drain cleaning professionals offer a complete home drain cleaning service that will not only take care of your particular drainage issue but will prevent any further drainage problems throughout your entire home.