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Shower and Tub Overflow Prevention

You use your shower and tub several times a day, so imagine how irritating it is to see them suddenly overflowing in the bathroom. Apart from not being able to use them, cleaning and repairing an overflowing shower and tub is an expensive headache you really don’t need. Luckily, you can prevent this disaster from happening by following these tips:

Keep the Drain Cover in Its Place

Shower and Tub Overflow Prevention

Your drain cover has a purpose, and it’s to prevent objects from coming down the drain. Removing the cover exposes the drainage line, causing toilet paper, floss, and strands of hair to fall into the drain. If these objects accumulate in your plumbing system, they become obstructions that cause your shower and tub to overflow.

Be Aware of What’s Going down the Drain

There are several things that can seriously clog your drainage system while you’re bathing. These include:

  • Bath salts
  • Pieces of soap
  • Children’s bathroom toys
  • Cotton swabs and cotton balls
  • Oily bath and beauty products

Keeping an eye on what’s going down the drain lowers the risk of indoor flooding, so pick up and clean any debris you see before finishing up in the shower.

Have Your Shower and Tub Professionally Checked

If you notice that your drains are showing early signs of clogging, you need to have them professionally checked. Letting plumbers inspect the condition of your drainage early minimizes the threat of shower and tub overflow. Plus, they can improve your drainage system’s performance by cleaning or repairing any damage.

Shower and tub overflow are serious plumbing problems that can lead to even worse disasters like indoor flooding. However, by following these tips, you can minimize the risk of encountering them. With your tub and shower in great condition, you can enjoy using them without having to worry about potentially clogging the drain.

If your tub and shower have no problem, but your plumbing system and other plumbing fixtures do, contact Kennedy Carpet. Our company might be known for our area rug and carpet cleaning service, but we also offer excellent water damage restoration. We’re armed with the necessary equipment needed to restore your property back to its pre-damaged condition. In addition, we always make sure to send our master plumbers to complete the job. We can clean up after the disaster, as well, so you won’t have to. In addition, our methods ensure that your property won’t develop the following water damage:

  • Mold and mildew
  • Dry rot and wood rot
  • Foul smelling odors
  • Waterborne bacteria and viruses
  • Water-loving insect infestation
  • Other structural water damage

Just give us a call at 888-369-8626 for more information. Our services are available to properties in Boston, Massachusetts, and our emergency assistance is on-call 24/7.