shower & tub repair services
Shower and Tub Drain Repair Services in Ann Arbor, Saline, & Ypsilanti
Clogged shower drains & slow tub drains are definitely an issue that must be addressed sooner rather than later. This is especially true when the shower is on the second floor of your home. When your shower drain begins to leak, the water can damage not only the floor, but also the ceiling below. Many times the water will begin to even drip through the ceiling of the floor below and cause more damage to carpet or furniture. If not corrected early, a little leak can cost you a lot of money in repairs.
If your showers are starting to feel more like a bath due to the amount of standing water you have in your tub, it's definitely time to address some clogs. Bathtubs and showers have to deal with a lot of hair on a daily basis and it doesn't take much for a clog to appear. Even with the best maintenance, chances are you'll have to fight one or two drain clogs every year. Most homeowners will try chemical solutions to solve drain clogs, but this is not always the best option. It is possible to end up with the chemical drain cleaner coming back up into your shower and the risks from breathing the fumes are injurious to the health of your whole family. The staff at Mitch The Plumber can evaluate your clogged shower & tub drain and fix it accordingly. Click here to request drain repair services from Mitch The Plumber.
keep drains flowing with proper maintenance
Clearing a blocked drain isn't a lot of fun. It's much better to prevent a clog from happening in the first place. Here are some tips on how you can keep your bathtub drains free-flowing.
- Use strainers in all your drains to stop hair from going down the drain. Strainers are easier to clean than a clogged drain.
- Don't drop small pieces of soap down the drain assuming they will dissolve and wash away. That's how soap builds up in a drain.
- Once a month, pour a kettle full of boiling water down the drain. This will melt any grease (body oil) and wash it away before it can build up. (Don't do this in a toilet; the boiling water could crack the porcelain).
- Every three months or so, pour a half cup of baking soda in the drain then slowly add a half cup of vinegar. Let the mixture sit in the drain for a few minutes and then rinse it away by running lots of hot water down the drain. This will not only keep your drains free running, but clean smelling as well.