Tips for Keeping Hair out of the Drains

Posted on: 8 July 2016

If you have both a bathroom and a person that shaves or has long hair living in your house, chances are good that the drain of the sink and the drain in the tub are going to be clogged with hair at some point. This can be very frustrating because the hair is kind of gross and because having a tub or sink that isn't draining quickly enough to be useful is inconvenient. Here are some tips for keeping hair out of your drain so that you don't have to call a plumber or clean out the drains so often.

1. Keeping Face Hair out of the Sink Drain

People usually use the sink when they are shaving the hairs on their face because there is often a mirror above the sink. The main issue with that is that all of the hairs that are shaved off are going to go down the drain unless you take action. However, you can't block off the drain entirely because you are going to need to have the sink on in order to rinse shaving cream off the razor. One way to deal with this issue is to take an old dryer sheet that has already been used and place it over the drain. Get the corners of the dryer sheet a little bit wet so that it sticks to the bottom of the sink and stays put. Then, shave away. The water will flow through the dryer sheet, but the hairs will stay put. When you're done, simply take the dryer sheet, ball it up, and throw it away with all of the hairs inside of it.

2. Keeping Long Hair out of the Shower Drain

In order to keep long hair out of the shower drain, you will need to purchase a steel mesh drain cup. These cups can be purchased online or at a home appliance store. After you place it in your drain, it will allow the water to fall through while keeping the hair at the surface of the drain. Before you go to purchase a drain cup, be sure that you use a ruler to measure the diameter of your drain in order to get a cup that is the right size. If you are able to find an especially small drain cup, you can also use this for the drain in your bathroom sink.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in plumbing. They will be able to tell you some tips for your specific plumbing system.


Avoiding Plumbing Problems

After we purchased a brand new place, I was blown away with how many plumbing problems it had. It seemed like every time we turned around, there was another issues with a sink, a toilet, or a shower. After doing a little research, we discovered that the home had been having trouble with plumbing for quite some time, and we knew that we needed to fix things. We decided to have a professional plumber come in and completely overhaul our system, and that decision was absolutely the right one to make. This blog is dedicated to avoiding plumbing issues the first time around.

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