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9 Steps to a Hair-Free Drain: How to Get Hair Out of the Drain

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    It’s that time of year again when we all start thinking about how to get rid of our hair. No, not by cutting it off (although that’s always an option), but by getting rid of the hair that ends up in our drains. Hair is a major culprit when it comes to drain clogs, so it’s important to know how to get the hair out of the drain. In this blog post, we will discuss 11 steps that will help you keep your drains clear and free of hair!

    Drain basics:

    First, it’s important to understand how your drain works. Your drain is connected to a trap, which is a U-shaped section of pipe that holds water. This water forms a seal that prevents sewer gas from entering your home. The hair that you shed can easily become tangled in this trap and cause a clog.

    How hair accumulates in drains:

    Hair can enter your drain in a few different ways. First, it can fall out of your head and into the sink or shower. Second, it can come off your body as you’re bathing and end up going down the drain. And finally, hair products that you use (such as shampoo and conditioner) can also contribute to hair buildup in your drain.

    The good news is that there are a few things you can do to prevent hair from clogging your drains.

    Here are some pro safety tips:

    Use a drain cover:

    This is an easy way to keep hair out of your drain. You can find drain covers at most hardware stores.

    Clean your drains regularly:

    This will help remove any hair that has already made its way into your drain. You can use a plunger or a plumber’s snake to remove the hair.

    Be careful what you put down your drain:

    Avoid putting things like grease, oil, and food scraps down your drain. These can all contribute to clogs.

    Use a hair catcher:

    A hair catcher is a small device that you can put over your drain to catch any hair that falls in.

    Don’t pour grease down the drain:

    This is one of the worst things you can do if you’re trying to avoid clogs.

    Avoid using chemical drain cleaners:

    These can be harsh on your pipes and may not be effective at removing hair.

    Be gentle with your drains:

    Avoid using too much force when you are cleaning or unclogging your drain. This can damage your pipes.

    Call a professional if you need to:

    Sometimes, the best thing to do is to call a plumber or drain cleaner to help you with a stubborn clog.

    Removal methods

    Use a plunger:

    This is probably the most common way to unclog a drain. Simply place the plunger over the drain and push and pull until the clog is gone.

    Plumbers’ snake:

    If the plunger doesn’t do the trick, you may need to use a plumber’s snake. This is a long, flexible piece of metal that can reach deep into your drain to remove the clog.

    Use boiling water:

    Boiling water can help break up the hair and grease that’s causing the clog. Pour a pot of boiling water down the drain and let it sit for a few minutes before running the water.

    Vinegar and baking soda:

    This is a natural way to unclog your drain. Simply mix equal parts vinegar and baking soda and pour it down the drain. Let it sit for a few minutes before running the water.

    Use dish soap:

    Dish soap can help break up the grease and hair that’s causing the clog. Pour a cup of dish soap down the drain and let it sit for a few minutes before running the water.

    Use a wire hanger:

    If you’re in a pinch, you can use a wire hanger to remove the hair from your drain. Simply straighten out the hanger and carefully insert it into the drain. Hook the hanger around the hair and pull it out. Be careful not to scratch your pipes!

    Use a vacuum:

    If you have a handheld vacuum, you can use it to suction the hair out of your drain. Simply place the vacuum over the drain and turn it on. The hair should be sucked into the vacuum.

    Use a drain auger:

    This is a tool that’s specifically designed to remove hair from drains. It’s a long, flexible piece of metal with a spiral at the end. Insert the auger into the drain and spin it around to grab the hair. Pull the auger out and dispose of the hair.

    Call a professional:

    If you’ve tried all of these things and you’re still having trouble, you may need to call a professional. A plumber or drain cleaner can help you remove the hair from your drain. Cleveland Plumbing Guy is a locally owned company and has been servicing the Cleveland area for over 15 years at affordable prices. We’re here to help! Give us a call today.

    We hope these tips help you get rid of that pesky hair in your drain! If you have any questions or need help with a clog, feel free to give us a call. We’re always happy to help!

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