The Do's and Don'ts of Shower Plumbing

As a homeowner, most people would like to think they can handle their own repair service and plumbing on their own. Well, we’re here to tell you that many homeowners find themselves stuck in a rut after making a costly plumbing mistake. It is always best to let the professionals handling plumbing, especially when it comes to shower plumbing. There are too many moving parts and intricacies that should be considered when performing extensive repairs in the bathroom.


Your shower drain tends to become clogged more often than any other fixture in the home. Clogs occur mostly because of all the hair and grease that gets washed down it on a daily basis. To prevent a serious clog, pour two or three gallons of boiling water down the drain once per month. The water will remove any build-up.

One aspect of shower plumbing most homeowners never even consider are the building codes in your area. Believe it or not, even in a private residence or home, you cannot just alter the plumbing without alerting the proper authorities or checking the building codes and legislation.

Finally, do hire a professional plumbing company to handle your shower plumbing. Our expert technicians understand what they are doing and have the right tools to complete the job.


For starters, do not rip apart the shower in the hopes of either installing a brand new fixture or removing a clog. If you go in half-cocked without any prior knowledge, you risk ruining the plumbing system and causing extensive damage. If you have no previous plumbing experience, let a professional handle the task.

Contact Us

For information on shower plumbing, or to hire a professional plumber for the job, call Rick’s Plumbing today at 203-874-6629. We would be happy to help with any shower plumbing problem you are experiencing.