Another day – another blocked shower

While many of us love a bath. The shower is a more used method of daily cleaning. And understandably, that means it is more at risk of getting blocked.

With every shower you take, you wash away loose strands of hair that would otherwise have fallen out naturally or been brushed out. While the pressure of a full bathtub of water rushing down the drain hole can help quickly remove this; the slower trickle of water that flows down a shower drain can make it easier for loose hair to catch and collect around the drain hole. If you don’t clean this out regularly then it can lead to blockages.
This of course seems obvious. But what a lot of homeowners in Glasgow DON’T KNOW is that while this can be easily fixed, it can help to create secondary blockages further down the drain pipe. The slow water trickle that is created by loose hair strands can make it harder to keep the drain clear further down the pipe. Far enough away in fact that a plunger simply can’t generate enough pressure to fix it.

blocked shower and bath tub drains

And that is exactly what happened with a customer in the West End of Glasgow this week.

They had been noticing a slow draining of shower water and had just assumed it was the loose hair that had built up around the drain hole. But when they removed it – the problem didn’t go away.

And there is only so long anyone can tolerate having a shower while standing in a cold pool of dirty water.

Enter JSL Drainage. We turned up (as we always do) on time and quickly got to work. A CCTV drain inspection found that there was in fact a blockage further down the drain pipe which we easily removed using out pressure jet cleaner. It cleared out the drain and we did a couple of tests to make sure that it hadn’t simply been pushed along a bit and then reformed.

Another customer done and another blocked shower drain fixed.

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G1, G2, G4 City Centre | G3 Finnieston, Kelvingrove, Woodlands, Park Circus | G5 Gorbals, New Gorbals | G11 Broomhill, Thornwood, Partick | G12 Hyndland, Hillhead, Kelvinside, Kelvindale | G13 Knightswood, Anniesland | G14 Jordanhill, Yoker, Scotstoun | G15 Drumchapel | G20 Firhill, Kelvinside, Maryhill | G31 East End, Dennistoun, Alexandra Park | G32 Tollcross, Mount Vernon | G33 Stepps | G40 East End, Bridgeton | G41 Pollockshields | G42 Govanhill, Queens Park | G43 Shawlands | G44 Cathcart, Croftfoot | G45 Castlemilk | G46 Giffnock | G51 Govan | G52 Hillington | G53 Silverburn, Darnley | G60 Bowling, Old Kilpatrick | G61 Bearsden | G62 Milngavie | G63 Balfron, Strathblane, Kilearn, Blanefield | G64 Bishopbriggs, Torrance, Balmore | G65 Kilsyth | G66 Kirkintilloch, Lenzie, Milton of Campsie, Lennoxtown | G67, G68 Cumbernauld | G69 Moodiesburn, Baillieston | G71 Uddingston, Bothwell | G72 Blantyre, Cambuslang | G73 Rutherglen | G74, G75 East Kilbride | G76 Clarkston | G77 Newton Mearns | G78 Barrhead, Neilston | G81 Clydebank | G82 Dunbarton | G83 Balloch, Alexandria | G84 Helensburgh | ML1 Motherwell | ML2 Wishaw, Newmains | ML3 Hamilton, Ferniegair, Quarter, South Lanarkshire, Limekilnburn | ML4 Bellshill | ML5 Coatbridge | ML6 Airdrie | ML8 Carluke | ML9 Larkhall | PA1, PA2, PA3 Paisley | PA4 Renfrew | PA5 Johnstone | PA7 Bishopton | PA8 Erskine | PA11 Bridge of Weir | PA13 Kilmacolm | PA14 Langbank |

Call us today for all your blocked drain services in Glasgow: 0141 406 1658

JSL Drainage Glasgow

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