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5 Easy Solutions To Prevent Hair From Clogging The Drain

Keep your drains clog-free and odorless with these ideas


Believe it or not, preventing congested drains involves very little work. You don’t have to spend on smart gadgets or expensive tools, all you need is the discipline to clean your shower regularly and a few smart hacks. Say goodbye to unclogging dirty pipes and try out these tips: 

1. Create a makeshift drain filter.

This is probably the easiest and most affordable tip on this list! Simply place an old and used fabric softener and use it as a filter. The hair will stick to the sheet, allowing the water to flow smoothly down the drain. When you're done, just toss the sheet in the trash. 

2. Invest in a proper hair catcher.

If you have a few bucks to spare, consider investing in a hair catcher. For around P200 to P500, you can purchase a device that catches hair and gunk. You just need to empty it once or twice a month and you never have to deal with clogged drains again. 

3. Run hot water over your drain regularly. 

Running hot water over your drain helps loosen any dirt blocking the main pathway and pushes it down. Don't forget to run tap water for about ten minutes after everything melts off to keep the hair and molds moving down the pipes. 

4. Use an old mesh strainer. 

Try using a mesh strainer to stop hair from going down the drain. If some strands accidentally go through the stopper, you can take a wire with a 1/4" crook in it and lower that into the drain, scrape the sides, and bring the wire up. This helps get a lot of build-up that can cause clogging. 

5. Place a piece of scrunched up nylon netting into your shower drain. 

It's as simple as that! The balled up nylon will catch all the hair, and when you pull it out, everything you don't want down the drain comes with it. 

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