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Most of us have been showering since a very young age, and that might make the following statement surprising: Many of us make mistakes with every single shower that could affect not only your body and its cleanliness but also the quality of your bathroom and even potentially your water or utility costs.

At Whipple Plumbing, we’re here to help educate along with our professional services. Here are three common mistakes you might be making in the shower that you can easily reverse.

Leaving the Loofah

For those who like to use a loofah, it can be a great tool for helping you bathe well and reach some spots you might not otherwise be able to. But you have to be careful about its storage – in particular, don’t just leave it damp hanging in the shower.

Doing so will keep the loofah in a wet environment, which promotes the growth of bacteria. With enough such growth, you even risk the formation of mold or mildew. If it gets bad enough, this sort of thing can spread to other areas of the bathroom and lead to costly fixes.

Hair Concerns

Plenty of hair will fall from your head and body during a given shower, and this hair will end up down the drain. Multiply this out by hundreds of showers a year, and you could be looking at some major blockages or clogs down the line.

To avoid this, invest in a basic drain cover that’s designed to catch hair. These are easy to clean out quickly and will prevent you from clogs due to hair.

Long, Hot Showers

Not only can showering for overly long periods with hot water on run up your water bill, it can also create skin issues. Showers that are too hot and too long can lead to itchy and dry skin, and just like leaving the loofah, they’ll also make the bathroom more likely to develop mold damage.

For more on mistakes to avoid in the shower, or to learn about any of the other services our residential plumbers provide, speak to the pros at Whipple Plumbing today.