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Common Reasons Your Shower Drain is Clogged


Have you ever been taking a shower and, after a few minutes, notice that the water is pooling at your feet rather than flowing down your drain? Shower drains are some of the most common victims of clogs, and when your shower won’t drain, it can be frustrating at best and a disaster waiting to happen at worst.

In order to keep your drains safe and your shower from becoming a bathtub, consider some of the reasons your shower drain is clogged.

Beauty Products

All those conditioners, shaving creams, shower gels, and bath bombs you love using during your daily showers make feel great on your hair and skin, but they can have pretty negative effects on your plumbing. All the residue and soap scum that those products produce can get stuck on the sides of your pipes, catching other items as they flow down the drain.


We get it — where else are you supposed to shave with ease if not your shower? The problem comes in if/when you let all that hair flow down the day, you’re basically asking for a clog to form once it comes it comes in contact with soap scum and other gunk. Prevent this by using plastic or rubber hair traps to catch all those clippings before they make their way down the drain.

Hard Water

If you have hard water running through your pipes, the sediments in your H20 can begin to build up on your pipes and cause a pretty nasty clog.

If you find yourself with a clogged shower drain quite often, we are here to help. For all your plumbing needs in Milford, CT, give Tri-City Heating and Cooling a call at (203) 303-5700.