The clogged shower drain is usually an issue most homeowners are very familiar with. Luckily, it’s a rather simple problem that most at-home methods have little to no trouble fixing.
But what happens when you’ve reached the bottom of the “DIY shower drain unclogging” and the water still doesn’t go down? Well, that’s when you pick up your phone and call in a Santa Cruz plumbing expert who can tackle this issue.
And luckily for you, that Santa Cruz expert is us!
How Do You Know You Need a Pro?
If your 5-minute shower is building to become a bath, and the water stands there even after you’ve closed the faucet, congratulations, you likely have a shower clog!
These clogs are usually clogged by build-up made from soap, dirt, and even hair. If someone in your household has long hair, for instance, that makes it more likely for the drain to clog as the hair becomes stuck and forms an obstruction. It’s a problem that usually builds slowly, though most people don’t really stop to consider the speed at which the water goes down the drain, but notice there’s a problem when it stops doing it.
Now, most of the time these clogs will form around the surface, allowing you to even reach for the clog with your hands and remove the obstruction. Other home methods can allow you to remove clogs that form further down the pipe, but when these don’t work, it’s usually a sign you should call in a plumber for help.
If your shower drain clogs often, even after you’ve had a plumber come in to remove the clogs, it may be a sign that there’s a bigger issue, like a blockage in your main sewer line, not just the drain itself.
Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Clog
For the most part, shower clogs are annoying and may make the shower times longer as you have to wait for the water to completely drain before you can rinse the tub or the shower.
In some cases, shower clogs can lead to some pretty bad odors in your bathroom. The clogs most likely contain a lot of dirt, and even debris from inside the pipes, which sometimes creates bad smells that make you want to avoid that particular bathroom.
As unpleasant as these problems are, they’re actually the least of your concerns. Shower clogs can even cause flooding, or leaks if the blockage is severe. If you also have voids in the grout, for instance, water can even start to creep into the walls and cause additional damage in the rest of your home.
This is why you should contact a plumber if your shower clogs aren’t easily fixed, or if they are becoming more and more frequent. Clogs don’t go away on their own, and not addressing them can lead to you needing more extensive (and expenses) repairs later on.
How We Can Help
Anytime Plumbing can handle your shower drain unclogging needs swiftly, and with the utmost care for quality. Our team of licensed plumbers has years of hands-on experience under their belts, so there’s really no clogged shower drain problem they haven’t seen.
We also offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services, so you can get in touch with us whenever the problem first hits and need to fix it right away, whether it’s at 2 PM or 2 AM.
Here’s how we’ll tackle your clogged shower problem:
- Show up and inspect – if you’re dealing with more serious problems with your shower drain, we won’t start working until we have a good idea of what’s going on, so our first step in the process is to always run a diagnostics;
- Figure out the best course of action – based on what we find in your shower, we’ll try to establish an action plan that will allow for the safest, and most appropriate solution. Of course, you will be consulted every step of the way;
- Using the right tools – a plumber is nothing without their toolbelt, and ours are the best of the best. Anytime Plumbing leverages the latest tools and gadgets of the plumbing industry to ensure a job well done every time. For instance, if the clog is lower down the pipe, we’ll use a drain scope, which is a camera, to get an exclusive inside view of the problem.
With us, you get the best team of plumbers in the Santa Cruz Area!
Ready to Work with Us?
Our services are high-quality, and you won’t need to take out a loan for them. Reach out to Anytime Plumbing now for an estimate and let us fix your clogged shower drain for good.