Why is My Shower Flooding?

Whether the water has stopped draining or your shower is suddenly sprouting water coming up from the shower drain, a shower flood is never a welcomed problem.

Luckily, there are usually a few common things causing the issues and can easily be resolved with a call to your trusty plumber. So if you are finding that your shower is flooding more and more each day, here are three main things you’ll want to consider. 

1. Ignoring Routine Drain Cleanings

The fact is, your shower drain goes through a lot of wear and tear on a routine basis. Hair, soap, bath bombs, and more can all lead to a serious clog. Especially when regular drain cleanings aren’t part of your home plumbing routine. If you can’t remember the last time you’ve gotten your drains looked at or even cleaned, it could be the cause of your constant shower overflow, especially if you notice the drain is getting slower each day. 

2. Doing too Many DIY Fixes

Now, if you’ve noticed a slow-moving drain and have taken matters into your own hands with the use of a store-bought cleaner, you could be the cause of your flood. Though these drain cleaners are sometimes a quick fix, they may clear some of the clogs, but they don’t always get rid of the full problem, not to mention the damage they do to the plumbing. A lot of these chemicals can eat away at your plumbing and leave you with damage. So if you’ve been getting constant clogs you’ve been DYing, it’s time to get a professional look at your drains. 

3. Your Toilet Might Be To Blame

If you notice that a sudden flood or overflow begins when a toilet is flushed, the problem could be coming from your trusty bathroom throne, not the actual tub. Normally, a toilet will drain through your sewer line, but when a clog or obstruction occurs, this process can’t occur and will wind up in the shower. Whether there are tree roots in your sewer, an object stuck in your toilet, or buildup in your pipes, the problem will need a professional evaluation. This could start with snaking the toilet or looking to clear your vent pipe, but the best way to tackle the actual issue is to call the professionals. 

Your Anaheim Sewer Line Experts

If you have a constant shower flood, the experts at Barker and Sons Plumbing are here to help fix your plumbing emergency. 

We also offer emergency plumbing services to meet each of our customers’ needs individually.  For more information about our plumbing services, schedule a consultation today.