All You Need To Know About Clogged Shower And Floor Drains


All types of drains can get clogged, some you can get away easily from than others. Floor drains are designed to endure considerable amount of abuse, both shower and floor drains are common victims when it comes to clogging problems.

Hair and other shower by products get caught pretty easily in the subsurface pipes. The floor drains are pretty prevalent when it comes to laundry rooms, basements, and garages where receptacles for air conditioning, washing machine, etc., are present. These are vital drains as the waste will have to leave your house one way or the other. However, when the clog occurs, these can be one of the most difficult drains to clear out.

Shower Drains

The first trick, which is quite interesting as something most people do not know about, is the DIY method to try and use hair removal products, like for instance Nair cream, down the drain. Hair is the only thing to clog drains the fastest alone and chances are that it is what exactly wrong with the drain. However, if you try this and the clogging becomes a more frequent issue then you will do well with a shower drain cover, as it will catch hair before it can reach the drain and clog it. The latest drain assemblies make use of a bondable waterproof layer that does not allow the mortar bed from becoming saturated.

The Floor Drains

The floor drains are a very different matter altogether. These are more than just wastewater, grime, sand and lint. On top of that, these can crystallise inside the drain. Once this happens, hair removal products are futile. It will be time that you call in a good plumbing service.

Most people make use of a power auger which uses cutting blades to cut through whatever is inside the drain as you move it up and down.

Floor drains are a unique kind as they let a specific amount of overflow. The high amount of pressure is created in a lot of floor drains. Standpipe is what holds back some water. This is also what prevents the system’s assembly from breaking. Now if you think a clog was a big problem, think again. If your drain is letting in high amounts of waste water then this is most definitely a bigger problem. If you are calling a plumber, do not forget to discuss with them any potential risks connected with the drain assembly.

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