Friday Fails – The Shower Drain


For the last few weeks, I’ve noticed that the shower drain hasn’t been draining quite as fast {sarcasm}.  It got to the point where  I was literally getting a foot soak while I showered.  Multi-tasking at its finest! Ewww.

So on my Hubs’ off day on Tuesday, I asked him to see if he could get anything out of the drain.  You’re not going to believe what he found!  I was in shock!  I can’t believe that I’m not bald because of all this AND all the hair I throw away every day. Ugh.

Major gross!!  Major fail!!

Friday Fail tip: To avoid shower drain cloggage, clean it out more frequently than once every (almost) two years! Ha!!

Have you ever had a shower drainage problem?


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  1. Ooooooooh my gosh!! Okay, when I first went to click on the vid, I just KNEW that I was going to recognize what I was about to see because – yes, we definitely have drain clogging problem-O’s, but I think you have us beat, girl! That was a LOT! But then again, you said it hadn’t been cleaned out in 2 years, right? I think that hubby takes off the grate in the shower floor about once a month and cleans it out. When it just starts to slow down – it drives us bonkers until – uh, I let HIM take care of it! ;-D Yeah, I’m weak.

  2. I did not look at the video. I know what was on that video. We had the same problem at our house not long ago. Really REALLY disgusting!

    I just found your Meme. I’m psyched ’cause I’ve got a big whopping FAIL to post for next week.

  3. Oddly, I’m not grossed out because I deal with my own hair doing stuff like that. I have enough hair for 4 people so it’s all over the house and most annoyingly to my husband it is all over the bathroom floor. My bathroom scale has furry feet. Our Electrolux & our iRobot are always being de-haired…and it’s always my hair.
    .-= Anne-Marie´s last blog ..Adoption Day 2010 =-.

  4. I’m not going to even watch the video cause I already know what’s your DH found. I used to have long hair so I know, ;). Tip: buy those plastic drain traps that you put over the shower drain. I got mine at Wal-Mart for $1.50. It’ll save you the foot bath, lol.
    .-= Florence´s last blog ..Mailbox Goodies =-.

  5. We so have this problem at the Carswell manor. It’s gross and disgusting and I’m always the one getting blamed for it. Glad it’s fixed. And standing in a foot of water to shower is almost as disgusting as a mouse.
    .-= Nikki´s last blog ..I Will be Back =-.

  6. Extremely gross, Cuz!! Blech!! (But I so recognize that… We had the same issue for MONTHS after Cayden was born, until my hormones started balancing back out) Note to self: clean shower drain weekly, not bi-annually! Lol
    .-= Mandy´s last blog ..Confessions of a Shoe Addict =-.

  7. Oh may gosh! Talk about a major hairball, WOW! It is a miracle you are not bald (lol). I am sure our drain probably looks the same way. Especially during the winter months I loose so much hair.
    .-= Ann´s last blog ..Coupon Inserts for 1/31 =-.

  8. Oh, yes, we totally had this problem when living in our older house. The things that would come out of that drain still amaze me when I think about it! lol Good to know we aren’t the only ones with ‘dead rats’ in our shower pipes(as my kids would say). 🙂
    Now that we’re learning we have so much more in common, I really can’t wait to meet you! haha
    Have a great weekend.
    .-= Tyra´s last blog ..What Is Modesty? =-.

  9. Funny, Funny, Funny!!! Ernie is a trooper. haha J would have cleaned the drain but I don’t think he would have been laughing at what came out. You go girl. The filter, The drain, Ewww what’s next? I can’t wait to read. LOL

  10. EWWW Gross is right!! I can’t believe Ernie let you actually video him and post it on the web! HA HA Ha!!! Too funny! Maybe if I show this to my hubby it would “motivate” him to do something about our slow drains. I doubt it though. I been pulling my hair out of the drain for years but I can’t get the deep down stuff.

  11. Wow, impressive. If my husband doesn’t finish his pop or the ice melts and it gets watered down, I throw it down the various drains just for a little preventative maintenance. The acid and the carbonation seem to do the trick and I hardly ever de-clogg. Plus I’m not spending money on harsh chemicals. I didn’t post a fail friday, so my fail friday is that I forgot about it. 😉 Take care and see you next Friday. 🙂
    .-= Kimberly´s last blog ..Free 3pk sample of Pampers Cruisers Dry Max =-.

  12. I am so thankful that thus far, I have had landlords to unclog my drains! That was one thing that always drove my dad nuts…living with 3 women and all their hair! He used to snake the drain every few months to prevent bad clogs. I bet he is loving that I have moved out so now it is just my sister and mom!
    .-= Shelley´s last blog ..Friday Fails – Mail =-.

  13. 2 weeks in a row of me double-linking?! I am thinking my computer has a mind of it’s own, for sure! Hhmmm, maybe next week I won’t link up because apparently my computer likes to do that on it’s own, ha!
    .-= Shelley´s last blog ..Friday Fails – Mail =-.

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