Blocked drains are among the most common plumbing problems that you are likely to experience at home. But why do home drains clog? The answer is simple. It’s usually because of the manner in which you use them. Clearly, water is not the only thing that is going down the drains. For example, grease and tiny food particles can make their way down into the kitchen sink. In the bathroom, soap scum and hair usually cause blockage. These foreign substances tend to build up until the drain is totally clogged.
The other place to watch is the bottom of the cement boards. Install the boards so there is at least a 1/2 inch gap between the bottom of the cement board and the liner sheet itself? Why???
As you probably know, there are other tricks to building a shower pan, including the special mortar that’s used. It’s called deck mud and it’s made a certain way. There’s also the special way the floor is sloped. There’s a reason for a slope, which you probably could guess. But, can you guess why many tile setters don’t use a sloped floor? It’s weird…
Water Supply. You could find that your shower water pressure is affected by its distance from the mains supply. You could increase this by fitting a water storage tank mounted above the height of the shower head.
During winter, a common plumbing problem is the freezing of pipes. Now the goal is to prevent this from happening, so get ready when the temperature drops. Use a heat lamp, a heater, or anything else that can keep the pipes from freezing. In case it still doesn’t work and the pipes still freeze, open the closest faucet and allow the pipes to thaw. You can use newspapers or foam to wrap around the frozen pipes and slowly help these defrost. You can even use a hair dryer to help the pipes thaw faster.
Once you are sure everything is water resistant and everything has dried, run the hot and cold water to make sure everything is working properly. At this point, if there are no problems, you will have completed the installation of your fibreglass Kesmet Shower Drain.
You can’t help getting some grease down your drain when you wash dishes. As you pull the plug and let the water out, whatever grease was in the water will solidify on the inside of the drain. Often when your drains are stopped up you can’t get them unstopped with a plunger, and boiling water is just the thing. Whenever you or someone in your home cooks, you should be sure to never pour the hot grease down the sink. Pour it into a throw away container and toss it out, or wait for it to cool off and empty the grease into your trash can.
Apply a small amount of force on the screwdriver while prying up the drain cover. Silicone or another sealant may have been used to seal the drain fixture. If so, work the screwdriver around the outside of the drain cover itself to loosen the seal. Continue to pry around the edge of the drain cover until it pops out.