If you live in Cumbria, you know how important it is to have a good drainage system. The Lake District can be prone to heavy rainfall, which can cause damage to your home's plumbing system. One of the most common plumbing problems you might encounter is a clogged shower drain. A clogged shower drain can cause water to accumulate in the bathtub, which can lead to unpleasant odors, mold growth, and a build-up of mineral deposits. In this blog post, we will discuss the different methods that Drainage Cumbria uses to clean shower drains in Cumbria.
Before we dive into the different methods of cleaning a shower drain, let us introduce ourselves. We are Drainage Cumbria, a professional drain cleaning company that operates in Cumbria and the North West of England. We have been helping residents and businesses in the area with their drainage problems for many years. We have a team of experienced technicians who are equipped with the latest tools and techniques to ensure that any drainage issue you might have is resolved quickly, efficiently, and at an affordable cost.
We are proud of our high success rate in clearing clogged shower drains. We understand that a clogged shower drain can be a frustrating problem, which is why we take a comprehensive approach to fixing it. We ensure that our methods are safe, effective, and long-lasting. Our technicians are trained to identify the cause of the blockage and determine the most appropriate method to clear it.
One of the most common methods of clearing a blocked shower drain is plunging. However, this is not always the best solution. Plunging can push the blockage deeper into the drain pipe, making it harder to remove. A plunger can also damage the drain's seal, which can cause leaks and further drainage problems. If you have tried plunging and the problem persists, it is best to seek professional help.
Before we discuss the different methods of cleaning a shower drain, let's first understand the common causes of a clogged shower drain. The most common cause is hair. Human hair can easily accumulate in the drain and form a clump that prevents water from flowing freely. At times some shampoos, conditioners, and other bath products also contribute to the build-up by combining with the hair and forming a clog. The clog can also be created by mineral buildup like limescale that restricts water flow.
At Drainage Cumbria, we use different methods to clear a clogged shower drain, depending on the severity and nature of the clog. Let's discuss each method in detail:
For immediate and accessible shower drain clogs, one way to remove them is by using a drain snake. A drain snake is a flexible wire coil that is inserted into the drain to dislodge the blockage. Pulling the wire back and forth as you try to push it should remove the hair or any other blockage that might be present. (Note: It is important to use the drain snake carefully and use a glove to avoid the wire from scratching your skin).
If your clog is caused by limescale, another method is to use baking soda and vinegar. First, pour a cup of baking soda into the sink's drain, then pour a cup of vinegar over it (vinegar will activate the baking soda). Wait for 30 minutes, then pour boiling water down the drain. This process should dislodge the limescale buildup and unclog the drain. (Warning: Do not use this method if you have already applied any caulking, as the caulking can be damaged because of the vinegar.)
For even more accessible clogs or for the first time you might realize the problem, you can also try the plunger method. For this method, you will need a plunger that is large enough to fit over the drain hole. The key is to make sure that you create a tight seal and push the plunger in and pull it out forcefully to dislodge the clog. The process should be repeated several times till there is a visible change in the water flow.
If all of the above methods fail and the problem persists, it's time to contact Drainage Cumbria. Our team of specialists offers CCTV drain surveying services to identify and address the problem accurately. We use state-of-the-art equipment to perform a detailed inspection of the drain and find the root cause of the blockage. Once we identify the cause, we will recommend the most effective solution for your specific situation.
A clogged shower drain can be a frustrating problem, but it is a common plumbing issue that can be easily resolved with the right techniques. As we have seen, there are several methods for clearing a clog, from using a drain snake or plunger to removing limescale buildup with baking soda and vinegar. However, if these methods prove ineffective, it's time to seek professional help. By contacting Drainage Cumbria, you can rest assured that the problem will be handled by a professional and resolved quickly and efficiently. So don't hesitate, give us a call today on 01228 734162, for all your drainage needs in Cumbria and the North West of England.