The Do's and Don'ts of Shower Plumbing

Updated: May 26, 2021

As a homeowner, most people would like to think they can handle their own repair service and plumbing on their own. Well, we’re here to tell you that many homeowners find themselves stuck in a difficult situation after making a (possibly costly) plumbing mistake.

It is always best to let the professionals handling plumbing, especially when it comes to shower plumbing. There are too many moving parts and intricacies that should be considered when performing extensive repairs in the bathroom.


DO regular drain maintenance: Your shower drain tends to become clogged more often than any other fixture in the home. Clogs occur mostly because of all the hair and grease that gets washed down it on a daily basis. To prevent a serious clog, pour two or three gallons of boiling water down the drain once per month. The boiling water will remove any build-up.

DO hire a professional plumbing company to handle your shower plumbing. Our expert technicians understand what they are doing and have the right tools to complete the job.


For starters, DON'T rip apart the shower in the hopes of either installing a brand new fixture or removing a clog. If you go in unprepared without any prior knowledge, you risk ruining the plumbing system and causing extensive damage. If you have no previous plumbing experience, let a professional handle the task.

DON'T do your own plumbing renovations. Most homeowners do not consider the required building codes in your area. Believe it or not, even in a private residence or home, you cannot just alter the plumbing without alerting the proper authorities or checking the building codes and legislation.

DON'T use harsh chemicals such as Drano to unclog your shower drain. Try this alternative instead!


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