The showers we are building these days are different from the ones of old and many are featuring a new linear shower drain. So how do you clean them? Good question.
I was working late the other night and on a project in Vancouver and wanted a few more pictures of the shower running for my database of snap shots. I started up the shower and let it run. I was shocked and surprised by the build up of water in the shower and investigated the cause. After the job was finished it worked perfectly and I was convinced it had to be a blockage of sorts causing the slow drain rates. I was right and it was just a good cleaning that was needed.
What's alarming is that this shower is barrier free. No curb. No water around your ankles to warn you your shower is flooding. If your vision is older or you can not see well in a shower and this shower was yours you might flood your place before you even realize whats going on. Cleaning these drains is not hard - it's a little nasty but what would you expect from cleaning your shower drain.
Here is the process explained step by step.