Is Your Plumbing Ready for No-Shave November?

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How to Shave Without Clogging Your Drains

Are you planning on taking on a new challenge and participating in no-shave November? No-shave November was created to raise awareness for certain cancers found in men, and while it is an amazing movement, your hair still poses a threat to your home’s plumbing.

Before you grow your beard as thick as you can, consider taking preventative measures to keep your beard hairs from clogging up your drains.

Use a Mesh Strainer

When the time comes to shave your beard, install a mesh strainer to keep thick hairs from going down your sink’s drain. A full month’s worth of hair can lead to a plumbing headache that can easily be prevented by the mesh strainer.

They’re simple to install — just pop them in your sink to cover the drain and shave away. Easily clean your hair by packing it all up in a bag and tossing it in the trash.

Shave Away from the Sink

Once no-shave November comes to an end, and it’s time to shave the excess hair from your face, you should consider shaving away from your sink. A lot of people like to document their first shave after a while and choose to shave outdoors so that hair doesn’t pile up in their homes.

You can follow this method of shaving outside, or you can shave indoors over a trash bin, a bucket, or a trash bag that’s big enough to catch the hairs.

Clean Drains After

If shaving over the sink is your thing, depending on the length and thickness of your beard hairs, we suggest you clean your drains immediately after shaving. Run hot water down the drain as you normally would, and take it a step further by using a drain snake to pull extra-thick and longer hairs from your pipes.

Call a Professional Plumber in Seattle

If for some reason your pipes still become clogged, give our team at Green Planet Plumbing & Sewer, LLC a call! We can unclog your drains and offer more tips and solutions you can use to prevent clogs in the future. Give us a call at (206) 207-7625 to schedule an appointment for your plumbing needs!

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