Are Your Drains Clogged with Excess Hair?

It’s a simple question. If your drains are clogged with excess hair, you’ll need to do something about it. The longer you ignore the problem, the worse it can get. Your shower drain is more complicated than it might seem from the other side. Luckily, you can do a few things to keep the clogs from happening in the first place. We will also show you some nifty tricks for removing the clogs yourself. If all else fails, don’t hesitate to give us a call! John Schoeffling Plumbing can sort the problem out for you! We have been happily serving Montgomery County residents for over 20 years and have dealt with this problem more times than we could ever count.

Install a Drain Cover

Installing a drain cover can stop those pesky hair clogs. These screens are easy to find and even more affordable. Make sure you put them where they belong – in all of the tubs and sinks you have inside your home. With enough patience, you’ll even be able to find screens that are designed to be placed underneath the drain screen to catch any hair that does manage to elude them. These will stop the clog in your drain before it can even get there! The best type of fix is one that prevents the problem all together and saves your drain from the jump.

Get the Hair Out

Too late for that cover? No worries, John Schoeffling plumbing always has a fix. Our next piece of advice involves extraction. But trust us, this isn’t as painful or unpleasant as you might expect. Grab a brush and brush your hair so that loose strands won’t get into the tub’s drains. If you do spot any hair that has escaped you, simply brush them away from the drain instead.

Try Flushing the Drains

Alternatively, you could try flushing the drains. This approach calls for some teamwork, so it might be harder to do if you live alone. Make sure that all of the bathtub, shower, and sink drains are closed. Then go around the house and fill each tub or sink with warm water. Post someone by each location to watch the drains and toilets. After that, give the order for everybody to simultaneously open drains and flush the toilets, so hopefully, the clog can be blasted away by the combined pressure. Team work makes the dream work as John Schoeffling Plumbing likes to say!

Use a Sturdy Plunger

In some cases, you’ll have no choice but to get your hands dirty. While natural solutions, such as vinegar, baking soda, and boiling water can speed up a slow drain, a blocked drain is a different kettle of fish entirely. Plungers can unblock whatever debris is stopping your drains from working normally.  A good ole plunger is the forgotten hero for all you drain and plumbing needs.

Any other Plumbing needs

For anything else plumbing or drain related give us a call at John Schoeffling Plumbing. We can be reached at 610-630-4596 or through any of our social media pages! We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured, and our service is unparalleled. Give us a call today—you won’t regret it!