Bad bathing and showering habits from an Adelaide plumber.
Do you like taking long, hot showers? How about brushing out your beard or hair into the shower drain? Are you someone who leaves their sponge or luffa in the shower? If you answered yes to any of these, you may have some bad bathing or showering habits that are costing you.
Hair in the drain
If you’ve got a beard, you probably comb it in the shower. Got long hair? You probably comb conditioner through to soften it, right? Well good on ya! You’re taking care of you. But remember to remove hair from the drain! If you let it build up, your drain will become blocked and the plumber will most likely find what looks like a trapped Rastafarian in your drain. Use a drain cover to drop hair going down the drain and pull out the hair after each shower and/or bath.
As an Adelaide plumber I know I’ve had my fair share of heavy drain cleaning. We offer hydro-jet cleaning that can unblock any drain! But do your best to prevent your drains from blocking up.
Leaving your sponge or luffa in the shower
Did you know that luffas are made from a vegetable? Luffa plants are grown, dried and turned into sponges. Pretty amazing right? Luffas are used to clean and exfoliate your body, but they shouldn’t be left in your shower.
Moisture and warmth from your shower cubicle will cause mould and other bacteria to grow. Wring it out after using it and keep it in a cool and dry place, near a window perhaps or outside.
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Leaving the floor wet
Bathroom floors are made for getting wet. But you should always dry it after a bath or shower. Keep a bath or shower mat in your bathroom and use it to mop or dry your bathroom after use. Failing to do so can damage your floor making the grout mouldy and/or causing the floors to lift.
Long showers are like therapy, but having long showers too often can rack up a costly water bill. It’s also not good for your skin to have super hot, long showers. Aim for a two-minute max shower or 60 seconds for a power shower to save water.