Norwalk, Connecticut

Why is My Tub Drain Clogged? March 19, 2019

Norwalk, Fairfield County
Why is My Tub Drain Clogged?, Norwalk, Connecticut

When you’re trying to wash away the stresses of the day by taking a hot shower, nothing is more frustrating than standing in a puddle of dirty water. If you have a clogged drain, you may wonder what caused the blockage in the first place. To get to the bottom of the issue, consider the following list of culprits. 

3 Reasons Why Your Bathroom Has a Clogged Drain

1. Hair

One of the most common issues in bathroom drains is the buildup of hair strands. As you wash your hair, you’ll naturally shed over time, especially if you have long or thick hair. These strands, combined with the remnants of shaving, will tangle around each other and form a ball in your tub drain, clinging to the sides of the piping and catching other objects that may slip down, such as band-aids. If you don’t remove the blockage, it will eventually prevent water from draining at all.

2. Minerals

clogged drainDepending on where you live, your household water supply may contain a variety of minerals. This is called hard water, and it can deposit these minerals along the walls of your piping and plumbing fixtures. You might even notice it drying out your skin, hair, and clothing. Similarly, hard water can leave mineral buildup in your tub, leading to a clogged drain.

3. Soap

From bath gel to shaving cream to hair conditioners, you likely use several products in your shower or tub. While these products efficiently remove dirt and sweat, they don’t always wash down the drain easily. Once tainted with perspiration and grime, soap can solidify along the walls of your pipes, creating a clogged drain. Unfortunately, it also clings well to other objects, so if you already have hair and hard water deposits, soap scum will build up far more easily.

 

 

If you’re tired of standing in a half-filled bath when you’re trying to shower, don’t turn to store-bought chemicals to fix the problem. Call All Star Rooter, Sewer and Drain Cleaning of Haven County, CT, to safely and efficiently remedy your clogged drain. With 30 years of experience, owner Bryan Card will personally ensure your needs are met, whether you’re looking for a sewer camera inspection or clog removal. To learn more about his offerings, visit the website or call (203) 286-4498 to schedule a consultation. 

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