Help! How Can I Prevent My Bathtub From Clogging?
You come home from a long day of work. All you’ve been thinking about on your drive back is getting into a nice, hot, steamy shower to help you relax. You step into the bathtub, rinse your body with water, lather the soap up and everything only to notice the water not going down the drain. What was supposed to be a relaxing shower turns into a nightmare.
Bathtub clogs can ruin the best of showers or bath. You don’t need to worry though; Tureks Plumbing Services has 4 tips that will help you keep your bathtub from clogging.
Drain covers were made for a reason
The drain cover is one of the simplest methods to help prevent drain clogs. It isn’t easy preventing hair from going down the drain as it usually falls while you shower. Hair is probably one of the biggest factors for bathtub clogs. A drain cover helps keep hair from going down the drain. It’s also an inexpensive solution since you can easily buy one at your local home store.
There are a wide variety of drain covers available, made from different materials. The most popular materials are stainless steel and silicone. After you get a cover, be sure to clean your drain cover once in a while because scum will build up.
Use a clog remover once every two months
Clog removers aren’t only helpful when you have a clogged bath or shower but can also prevent it from happening. It makes sure that the drain is free and breaks up any minor clogs that may be forming. Just purchase a reliable, top quality clog remover. Those that use too many corrosive ingredients may end up damaging your pipes in the long run.
If you are looking for a cheap drain solution then vinegar can help. White vinegar has chemicals in it that help break down build up. So you can pour around 15-20 oz. of it down the drain and let it work its magic for about 10 minutes. Then flush the vinegar along with the buildup with hot water.
Baking soda also gets the job done. It also doesn’t have a pungent smell like vinegar. Just grab a handful of baking soda and throw it down the drain. Get boiling hot water and pour it in after. This will clear the drain and eliminate any odor from it.
Let the water flow
A simple way to prevent clog is to let the water run for a few minutes after you are finished with your bath or shower. Just after you step out, turn the hot water on and let it flow through the drain for about a minute or two. The hot water helps flush any small build up in the pipes.
Avoid showering after putting on body oil
Grease is a known enemy of pipes. Grease easily sticks and causes clogged drains. A lot of people like to shower after putting body oil on this is a big no. It is better for you and the drain if you use the body oil after you shower and let your body soak it in rather than your drain pipes. If there is residue from the oil then that can easily be wiped off with a towel.
Maintaining a clean drain is important. If proper maintenance is not done then it can end you costing a lot. If you have tried the above tips but still have troubles with a clogged bathtub then it is time you give the professionals at Fox Valley Plumbing Company a call. They can help sort any drain issues you may have, leaving you with a free flowing bath.