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The Bad Shower Habits that Cause Plumbing Problems

The shower is where we go to get pumped up and ready for the new day and where we wash away the grime and stress of the day we just had.

It may come as a surprise that some of our shower habits cause damage to our home’s plumbing.

So, what are some of our worst shower habits to know so we can put an end to them for good?

Read more from the blocked drains Perth specialists at Fremantle Plumbing to find out.

Long and excessively hot showers

We get it – sometimes a long, hot shower is exactly what’s needed after a long and stressful or cold and dreary day. That’s why it’s still okay (yippee!) to have them occasionally.

But every day? Twice a day? No way!

Here’s why:

  • For starters, near-boiling water can cause dry and itchy skin, and
  • It creates the perfect environment for mouldy growth in your shower and bathroom.

What does this mean? Apart from the potential irritation and itch of the skin, the mould possibilities could be costly to eradicate.

What can you do?

Proper ventilation should be always used to eliminate humidity. Do this by keeping a fan or bathroom window open.

Even better? Decrease the severity of your hot shower and limit your shower to under 5 minutes.

Leaving the loofah in the shower

Remember what your plumber Fremantle professional said about the perfect environment for nasty mould and bacteria above? Well, a loofah in the shower is no different.

Leaving the loofah in your shower, which can grow bacteria, only to rub onto our bodies, time and time again seems largely counter-productive, don’t you think?

What can you do?

Take your loofah out once you exit the shower, wring dry and store in a dry place until used again.

Hair and blocked drains Perth

The hair that falls naturally from our bodies in the shower and down into the drain may seem gone, but it definitely isn’t and shouldn’t be forgotten.

In fact, your plumber Fremantle team is often called out to blocked shower drains due to build-up of hair over time.


  • Hair can cause your drain to drain slowly, and then
  • Completely block if left alone.

What can you do?

  • Use a drain cover or drain stop to collect hair, or
  • Be on the lookout for hair before it hits the drain.

Too late? Contact blocked drains Perth specialists at Fremantle Plumbing for blocked drains Perth.

Ignoring water on the floor and hard water build up

Not just a slipping hazard, wet bathroom floors can cause other problems like:

  • Destroying grout,
  • Warping floors and linoleum, and
  • Causing growth of mould.

What can you do?

Use a bathroom mat to absorb extra bathroom floor moisture.

If you notice a change in your shower, such as dry hair, itchy skin or flaky substances around the shower nozzle, you may have a hard water problem.

What can you do?

You can use vinegar or shampoo to wipe away shower head blockages or call your plumber Perth team to easily solve hard water issues and prevent them from occurring.

Following these simple tips will turn your bad shower habits into good ones and save you money and hassle and emergency calls to your plumber Fremantle team.

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