A daily shower is part of the routine of most people’s lives. Since the shower is such an important part of your home, if you notice problems with it, such as water backing up, you need to get it fixed immediately.
In this post we’ll look at why your shower backs up and explain what you can do to prevent and fix it. For any plumbing repair in Media, PA, get the help of Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc..
The most common reason for a shower backing up is a clog from hair and other foreign debris caught in the drain. These obstructions usually collect in the trap, bend in the pipe that contains some water designed to prevent back flow of noxious gases from the sewage line into your bathroom. Too many solids jammed in a trap will cause it to clog. Regular drain cleaning can help prevent this. Should you start experiencing a slow drain in the shower, get it cleaned out as soon as possible before the build-up in the trap worsens. Remember also to use a drain cover to prevent excess hair from getting into it.
If you do get a complete clog, it may be beyond the power of regular liquid drain cleaner to remedy it; pouring the harshest cleaner you can down the pipes is not a good idea. Seek the help of a professional plumber, who can use a motor-powered drain snake or high pressure water jetting machine to clear the clog.
Showers can also back up because of a larger problem. If the main drain pipe from your home develops blockage, then the wastewater that’s removed from all the sinks, tubs, and showers in your house will start to back up. You will notice this first in showers and tubs because they have their drains set lower than sinks. If wastewater starts flowing from a shower drain, it can signal a serious emergency that requires attention from a professional as soon as possible.
Our motto at Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. is “We are there when you need us!” If you need to have a backed up shower unclogged on the double, give us a call and we will put our award-winning service to work for you. Plumbing repair in Media, PA never had a better friend than Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc..