Hair in Your Drain: How to Prevent a Blockage

A woman gets hair out a drain.

If you frequently get hair in your drain, you may be looking for an effective way to prevent blockage. If so, you'll be pleased to learn that there are two simple methods of hair blockage prevention.

Drain Guards

Placing a drain guard over your bathtub drain is arguably the easiest way to prevent hair clog. For best results, it is recommended that you use one with very small holes, as this will stop hair from finding its way into your drain. Keep in mind, however, that at the end of each bath or shower, you will need to pick up a small or large bunch of hair, depending on how much you shed in the tub, from the base of your drain.

Drano Applications

Regular Drano applications are another effective preventative measure against hair in your drain. If your bathtub drain is prone to hair clogs, pour a small amount of Drano down the drain once every other week. This will help dissolve any hair in your drain before it is able to accumulate and form a clog. If you have a large family, you may want to carry out this process every week. When applying Drano, take care to use a conservative amount, especially if it's only to be applied as a preventative measure. Some of the potent chemicals found in this product can eat away at your pipes if administered in large quantities.