What Causes a Blocked Shower?
Most common shower blockages are caused by a build-up of hair, soap residue or dirt. Although these can be relatively minor blockages, clogged shower pipes and u-bends can cause more significant blockages further inside your drainage system.
If you have pulled clumps of long hair from your shower drain, you’re not alone, but by simply removing hair and grime close to the plughole, you are unlikely to dislodge larger blockages and may not realise that the cause of your overflowing drain is further inside the pipework.
When To Call a Specialist
A DIY solution can be an attractive choice, but broken showers or blocked shower drains aren’t always simple to resolve. For example, a leaking shower head can become a problematic issue, so it’s understandable that you would want to fix it as soon as possible. However, a leaking shower head can be caused by a variety of problems, so if you try to take it apart and put it back together, you could risk making your problem much worse.
If you have a dripping showerhead, reduced water pressure, your shower is only running cold water, or your shower is draining slowly, you should call a specialist. Our team are available around the clock, so you won’t have to wait long for a friendly expert to arrive and repair or unblock your shower.