It can become obvious that a clog is coming when your bathroom drains slow. While hair is the prime culprit, a small clog can build into a big issue if not handled soon enough. To avoid the headache of needing to clear out clogs constantly, instead stop them before they happen.

Your standard drains are usually pretty open enough to let the water flow down, but also the hair from you and your family. Prevent drain clogs from becoming unrelenting disasters. Besides being conscious of keeping your bathroom clean, using a couple different tools can stop loose hairs from getting into the drain.

In the shower, after you wash your hair, you will rinse out both the shampoo and some loose hairs. Stop those hairs from flowing down the drain with a shower drain hair catcher. These can come in different sizes and styles, and they all serve the same function. They are designed to let the water continue to pass through, but will trap hair and other debris before it can clog the drain.

Another tool that will keep loose hairs from falling down the drain is one that your home likely has already, the hairbrush. Brushing your hair before getting in the shower will remove some of those loose hairs before they get the chance to rinse out and into the drain. 

For those with four-legged furry friends, bath time can be quite the chore. Not only might you struggle with keeping your dog in the shower, deal with the shedding fur. The simple solution here is to cover the drain with a washcloth. The water will drain more slowly as the cloth catches the fur, but that is better than dealing with a slow drain caused by a clog.

As for the sink, shaving or trimming facial hair will drop bits of your beard into the sink, and eventually down the drain. These small hairs may not seem like a big deal, but over time they will build up with other hairs and more debris to cause a clog. Again, the solution is simple. Cover the sink with a newspaper, and when you are finished, just toss the newspaper along with the trimmings.

It will be difficult to prevent all clogs from happening, but with a few simple tools, you can drastically cut down on the number of bathroom clogs you need to deal with. For more information on preventing or clearing clogs, call Kellermeier Plumbing at 616-866-5134. At Kellermeier Plumbing, we pride ourselves on being honest and upfront with our customers and strive to provide our clients with the highest level of service.