Do you live in a house filled with girls and now you have drains that need to be plunged on a daily basis? Does their hair get in the shower and tub drains, sinks and other plumbing areas? If so, it's time to talk with a plumber about the changes that you can make around the home. Here are some of the fears that you should have while you try to constantly deal with the clogs on your own, and things that you can have done so you can stop spending your time plunging.
Don't Use Drain Cleaner
If you are constantly putting drain cleaner down the drains and pipes, this could be eroding the pipes entirely. You could pipes that are damaged and leaking throughout the home and you could be jeopardizing the strength and reliability of your plumbing. These chemicals are also toxic and can cause burns to the skin and irritation to the eyes. Stop pouring and start calling the professionals to deal with the clogs.
Widen the Drains & Pipes
It may be time to consider replacing the pipes that are getting clogged. If the drains aren't wide enough, and if the pipes are very wide in diameter, it may be easy for things to get trapped. Also, if there are a lot of turns and bends, this could also be causing the problem. Get an estimate to have the piping replaced, so that this doesn't happen again.
Use Better Straining Options
You may want to get better straining options that prevent items from getting through to the drain, and then down into the plumbing system. Ask the plumber what they recommend that you use to stop hair from getting into the trap and the drain, and how these traps will look on top of your current drains.
Not only is the hair causing clogs, but if you have a septic system with a septic tank, you could end up with a tank full of hair. You don't want to wait until you have water overflowing onto the floors and out of the sinks until you decide to make the call to a professional plumber. Instead, just have a local residential drain cleaning company come and determine where the clogs are at in the plumbing lines, what needs to be done to clear them effectively, and how you can prevent his from being a future problem.