Shower Habits That Can Damage Your Shower Plumbing

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Shower PlumbingDid you know something as simple as taking a shower can cause some serious plumbing issues in your home? This may not be the first thing you think of as you are turning the knob and jumping into the shower but it’s true. Bad shower habits can have a negative effect on your plumbing system. While most of us are guilty of at least one of these infractions, these smart tips from our expert technicians will help you break these habits and ensure your bathroom and plumbing system is in optimal condition for years to come!

Taking Long, Hot Showers

While taking long, hot showers may feel great and do the body some good, it’s a bad habit to frequently indulge in. In most cases, long showers can promote mold growth if your bathroom isn’t properly ventilated. To avoid this costly mishap, try taking shorter showers, (10 minutes or less) and if you can’t hit that mark, try turning the heat down and properly ventilating the area. Not only will shorter, cooler showers prevent mold growth, but they can also save you money on your monthly water bill.

Hair and Debris Buildup

Many clogs and backups occur in the bathroom. This is due to hair and gunk buildup. Hair clogs can create some serious problems for your plumbing. Hair can make your drain run slowly and the accumulation over time can cause clogs to form. These hair clogs can put pressure on your pipes and in some cases, can cause them to break or leak. Hair isn’t the only thing that makes it down your drain. Debris, soap and oils will also find their way into your pipes and this gunk can easily cause clogs. Proper drain cleaning and preventative care on your bathroom pipes by the experts at Fosh can ensure your plumbing is working properly.

Hard Water Build-Up

Have you noticed a dry, flaky substance on your shower head? This is residue left over from hard water. Not only irritating to your hair and skin, hard water build-up can block the nozzle of your shower head. When you notice build-up, you can easily keep your water flowing freely by submerging your shower head in a simple mixture of equal parts distilled white vinegar and hot water.

At Fosh Plumbing & Heating in Springfield, PA our trained technicians have years of plumbing experience. If you find yourself with a nasty clog or a leaky faucet, know that we can handle the job quickly and efficiently. We also provide our customers with 24/7 emergency plumbing services to fix time-sensitive problems before they become bigger issues. For all your plumbing or heating needs, contact us today for a free quote or call us at (610) 496-5700 to schedule an appointment.