If you have long or thick hair, you may have experienced a problem with clogged drains in the bath tub or shower and should consider using a hair catcher in your tub or shower. When we bathe, some hair naturally shakes loose and find its way in the drain. Over the course of a few days, the amount of hair that enters the drain can be enough that it actually stops up the drain and prevents water from properly flowing from the tub to the waste water pipe.
What Hair Catchers Do
Hair catchers are ingenuous little contraptions that sit in the drain it self. They prevent hair from passing into the drain with a series of little holes that allow the water to pass through while blocking strands of hair. While the drain will prevent the passing of hair removed from the body when shaving (this hair usually does not cause a problem with drains), longer hairs are trapped.
Clean the Hair Catcher Regularly
Even though the hair catcher helps to prevent clogs in your drain, you should remove and empty the device regularly so that water will be able to flow properly. In fact, you should make it a habit to clean the hair catcher after you take a bath or shower. This will allow the drain to work better and is also a considerate act for others that may use the tub or shower after you.