We all enjoy taking a shower after returning home from a busy work schedule. You may not be bothered about its drainage system and its functionality till you face a drain blockage problem. These problems can vary from minor to extreme clogging, and you may decide to unclog shower drain by yourself or you may hire one of the Sydney plumbers. It depends upon the type of clogging.
Wilco plumbing services, which is in the suburbs of Greater Western Sydney in the state of New South Wales, will be your best choice for all your plumbing problems. It is their own independent family business, and they are responsive and available 24*7 to provide their services.
They provide repair and unclogging services for commercial and residential plumbing solutions. They have valid work license, well-trained, highly-experience and well-equipped plumbing professionals. They have their own van and tools, which help them to finish the job immediate on the spot. They can provide you with genuinely a low-priced quotations and efficient service.
Different parts of your shower drain and their functionality as a single system
Your shower has two water supply pipes, one each for hot and cold. These are connected to a shower head through a diverter valve. A strainer avoids large particles from entering in the waste pipe. The shower drain trap helps in filtering small particles that enters the strainer. Usually, it is S-Shaped curve so that water flows out vertically into the waste pipe.
The shower floor should be made with waterproof layer below tiles to avoid any leakage. The drain strainer should also be sealed to avoid water seepage. The leakage can damage the tiles and floor. It can incur you an extra and unnecessary expenses.
When the shower water enters the waste pipe through strainer, a vacuum is created. This may slow down the flow of water in waste pipe and force them back on the shower floor. To avoid this, shower drainage system has vents to allow free flow of air. The shower base has an inclined slope design so that water is drained out completely.
Reasons and remedies for water blockage in your shower drainage
The bottom of the drain trap may have a blockage due to deposition of long hair, soap and dust at the bottom of trap. These are natural and cannot be avoided. You must learn how to clear such blockages before it occurs. You can pour hot water through the shower drain. This will help to remove the soap slag and dirt effectively.
You can also use a plunger to remove release hair blockages. You can regularly use plunger to avoid hair deposition and drain blockage. It can be practised after each shower. These techniques will be helpful for minor clogging. You can use baking soda, vinegar or a drain-cleaning chemical for serious blockage. You can pour chemicals through shower drain and flush water for 10-15 minutes. This will completely remove clog and chemicals out of the waste pipe.
Remember that regular use of these chemicals can harm your pipes and shower fittings. You should hire a professional plumber for heavy clogging of shower drains instead of using these harmful chemicals.