There’s nothing better than a relaxing, hot shower after a long day at work. However, many people are unaware that their daily shower routine could be contributing to major plumbing issues in their homes.
You may already have a few warning signs that your shower habits are having a harmful effect, such as blocked drains or interesting scents. If left untreated, these issues will only get worse over time.
Fortunately, there are preventative measures you can take to change up your shower habits and ensure that you don’t damage your plumbing and end up spending a fortune on plumbing repair that could have been avoided. Keep reading to learn which practices are harmful so that you can protect your plumbing in the long run.
Long, Hot Showers
Although long showers are a great way to de-stress, they encourage mold growth in your shower. Steam from hot showers creates a damp environment in which mold thrives.
Unfortunately, mold can affect your drains and is also highly harmful to your health. To ensure that you don’t feel the effects of mold, keep your showers short and try out a cooler temperature. It will also save you money on your heating bills!
Leaving Hair in Your Drains
If you have long hair or live with someone who does, then you’ll likely have found hair in your shower drain before. If left to build-up, hair can cause a clogged shower drain, making it harder for water to pass through and causing a multitude of other issues.
After a shower, make sure to remove all hair from your drain. You can even purchase a drain protector, which catches loose hair and allows you to easily dispose of it once you’ve washed your hair.
Ignoring Hard Water Build up
If you live in an area with hard water, then you’ll notice calcium building up on your shower nozzle, faucet drains, and even on your shower wall and the tub. Ignoring hard water build-up can lead to several issues, including blocking your showerhead; this can lead to strange water flow, which ultimately leads to a worse shower experience.
Removing calcium buildup is easy, and we recommend doing so after each shower to avoid hard water damaging your shower nozzle or anything else.
Leaving Water on the Floor
If you get out of the shower and leave pools of water on the floor, then you need to stop this habit immediately. Although it seems harmless, leaving water on the floor can lead to dampness, mold, and health problems associated with these, like asthma.
However, if you notice water appearing on the floor during a shower, you may have a leak. Not only can leaks lead to the problems mentioned above, but they can also indicate a major issue with your general plumbing and will eventually lead to internal property damage.
If you notice water on the floor after showers, check for leaks. If you find any, make sure to contact a professional.
Professional Plumbing Services in British Columbia
If you require plumbing services, then contact JJ’s Plumbing. Our experienced team can assist with all of your plumbing repair needs. At JJ’s Plumbing, we serve Maple Ridge and the surrounding areas and can assist you with all shower-related and general plumbing issues.
To find out how we can help you, or to get immediate assistance, contact us at 1-604-479-2232 or get in touch via the contact form on our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon.