How to clean your shower drain
Keeping you shower drain clean is important. When you use the shower, all kinds of filth like soap residues and hairs can attach to the shower drain. A clean drain ensures that water drains quickly and effectively and minimizes any risks of flooding. Fortunately, with the help of some household cleaning products or our EasyClean set, your shower drain can look and function as great as the day it was installed!
Maximum safety and hygiene for your bathroom
Easy Drain shower drains are high-quality products that will last a lifetime in your bathroom with maximum hygiene. Therefore, all siphons are made of antimicrobial ABS plastic, providing maximum hygiene where it matters most. Most Easy Drain shower drains have a removable siphon that is easy to clean due to patented access options.
Cleaning a shower drain with removable siphon
Note: Do not use sharp objects or fluids that have the potential to damage sanitary equipment, drainage equipment, and raw (stainless steel or plastic) materials. Do not use abrasives or sharp / scraping objects to clean your shower drain. Also, the siphon trap should be cleaned periodically to remove any dirt that may have collected.
EasyClean set: Perfect for daily care and cleaning
We recommend using the specially developed EasyClean Set for the daily care and cleaning of your Easy Drain. The EasyClean Set removes trapped filth and other stains that are hard to remove and gives the drain its shine back.
Why use EasyClean set?
The EasyClean sets consist of EasyCleaner and EasyRemover. EasyCleaner is a multi-surface cleaner which can be used on a daily basis and adds a protective coating which prevents impurities from adhering to the surface. It removes lime scale and superficial impurities such as soap residue, skin sebum and dander. EasyRemover is a heavy-duty detergent for the removal of oxides and other diffcult to remove impurities on your Easy Drain. EasyRemover can be used on stainless steel and chrome-plated parts.
Easy Cleaner can be used on:
- Stainless steel
- Chrome plating
Note: Do not use on marble or limestone.
[How-to] clean your shower drain in 3 steps
Shower drains come in various design covers and materials. Make sure that you use the right cleaning product. We recommend using the EasyClean set, but household products are also suitable, just make sure that they don’t harm the materials. To achieve the best possible result, please read the product’s instructions carefully.
Here you will find a short explanation about how-to clean any type of shower drain. If you have any questions, please don´t hesitate to contact us.
1. Cleaning the grate cover
Remove the grate cover
Easy Drain linear shower drains are supplied with a grate removal tool. This tool is designed to make lifting the drain covers easy and can also be used to adjust the drain’s height adjustable legs.
Option 1. Stainless steel or chrome-plated grate
Clean a stainless steel grate cover, whether it’s
brushed, polished or chrome-plated, with warm water and a soft cloth or use our EasyClean set, which is specially designed to keep your shower drain in optimal shape. When using the EasyClean set, apply EasyRemover directly to the surface to be cleansed by using the enclosed sponge. Next, smudge the surface using regular circular movements. Let the detergent soak for approximately 3 minutes. Afterward rinse the drain thoroughly with water. Treat the surface with EasyCleaner for a protective coating. Note: Only use on stainless steel or chrome-plated parts.
Option 2. Tile grate
The tileable grate cover is usually fitted with the same tile or material as the bathroom floor. In this case, we advise cleaning the cover according to cleaning instructions of the floor. Please contact your tile supplier for more information on cleaning advice. Please regard that the tile tray is made of stainless steel and can be cleaned by using the EasyClean set.
Option 3. Glass grate cover
Glass grate covers can be cleaned the same way as stainless steel covers, using warm water and a soft cloth. It’s also possible to use a mild glass cleaning product or the EasyClean set.
2. Cleaning the siphon
Easy Drains are available with various siphons, which are all easy to clean. If your particular shower drain includes a hear catcher, please remove and clean this part periodically.
Cleaning products with removable siphon
Once you’ve removed the grate you have a quick and easy access to the water seal. The water seal can easily be removed for cleaning. On top of the siphon, you will find an oval inspection cap. Please remove this cap before cleaning. When finished, put the cap plug into the siphon. In case of the Multi.
Cleaning shower drains with fixed siphon
Shower drains with a fixed siphon require
another method for cleaning. The first step is to take out the plug in the siphon. By using the removal tool you can easily remove the plug and get access. Now, you are able to clean the siphon and other parts with the provided cleaning brush. When finished cleaning, put the plug back into the siphon.
Clean access pipe to sewer
Make sure that when cleaning the siphon, you also clear any possible blocks in the access pipe to the sewer. For this job we recommend using a flexible brush or wire snake. Don’t use any sharp or hard objects to prevent doing damage to the drainage pipe.
3. Cleaning the channel or build-in set
The inside of the drain, which we call the build-in set or channel, can be cleaned using a mild house cleaning product or preferably our EasyClean set. We recommend using the EasyClean set, as this is specially developed for cleaning this part of the shower drain.
When using the EasyClean set apply EasyCleaner directly to the surface to be cleaned by using the enclosed sponge. Smudge the surface using regular circular movements. To improve surface glimmer, the surface has to be rinsed thoroughly with water and dried afterward, with the enclosed microfiber cloth.
Household cleaning product
When using a household cleaning product, make sure that this will not harm the stainless steel or ABS plastic. If the channel has a lot of residue attached, use a brush and some water. Be sure to use a soft brush to prevent scratching. After cleaning this part, rinse it thoroughly with water.