Have you ever had the misfortune of ending your morning shower to find that you're standing ankle-deep in water? You’re not alone. Standing water isn’t uncommon, but it is a clear indication you have a clogged drain. Clogged drains can cause more problems than just unsightly bathtub rings. It’s best for your pipes and your sanity to identify the cause of the blockage as quickly as possible.
A clogged shower drain is usually caused by a small blockage of hair or other build-up that has accumulated, but it might also be due to a more significant obstruction in your sewer line. Over time, a clog may allow water to seep through shower joints via gaps in grout or caulking. You may even notice an unpleasant odor coming from your drain, which is usually an indication that there is debris clogging the pipes. Serious blockages may even result in bathroom flooding.