Do you follow certain rituals during your showers? Many homeowners engage in bad shower habits without even realizing it. Some of these habits are bad for your health, while others gradually wreak havoc on your plumbing. As plumbers, the latter especially worries us.
1. Long Hot Showers
Who doesn’t love hot showers? We love them, too, but the constant supply of hot water is a strain on your heater. Aside from premature furnace wear, too much hot water also causes wrinkly skin. We recommend sticking to mildly warm water and limiting showers to a maximum of 10 minutes.
2. Not Using a Shower Cap
You should don a shower cap if not washing your hair. Most people don’t realize that hair does fall from the scalp during showers. Even if you have a mesh covering over the drain, some of the hair can still slip through. A single strand here and there may not seem like a big deal. However, the accumulation over several years can eventually lead to a backup.
3. Using a Loofah
Using a loofah has become a trend in recent years. A loofah (also spelled as luffa) is the dried skin of a cucumber. You can use the skin as a scrubbing agent for removing dead skin cells. The problem, though, is that the moist bathroom environment invites all sorts of nasty mold growth. If you insist on using a loofah, then dry it and keep it out of the bathroom after use.
Bad Shower Habits Create Shower Backups
If the shower drain has a backup, the we can almost guarantee we’ll find hair in the pipes. Call Plumbing & Heating Specialist to clear your shower drains. Our special offers include both drainage and heater servicing. We advise eliminating bad shower habits to protect your health and the health of your drains.
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