Top Tips to Avoid Hair Clogs

Shower drain

If you have long or thick hair or have lived with someone who does, you may be familiar with the strands of hair that seemingly end up everywhere – including in your drains. Oftentimes, hair builds up in your drains without you even noticing, causing plugs and pools of water that can’t seem to go down. The more clumped the hair gets in your drains, the worse the problem becomes. Eventually, it will require the help of a professional.

Keep Your Drains Clear With These Helpful Tips

Before your drains require the help of a professional, follow these preventative tips to avoid hair clogs:

  • Brush Your Hair Before You Shower – Tangly hair is more likely to shed than freshly brushed hair. Therefore, to reduce hair loss while you are showering, brush your hair before getting in.
  • Invest in a Drain Cover – Drain covers can be purchased at any hardware store. Requiring no installation, all you do is place it over your drain and it will work as a filter, catching any hair and other debris that shouldn’t be going down your drains. When full, you can remove it and dump it in a garbage can.
  • Avoid Chemicals – Although at first, it may seem like the chemicals made to clear a drain are helping, over time these chemicals also can wear away at your pipes, which in the long run could require you to replace your plumbing.

The Importance of Your Drains

At Hawk Plumbing, we care about your drains, that is why it is important for us to provide you with easy ways to help you avoid future problems. Although hair may not seem like a big deal, too much hair buildup can lead to slow-flowing water and even leaks as debris continues to build up. If you are experiencing either of these issues, contact us today.

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