A lot of the time, you don’t think about how well your shower drain is working until you get in the shower and the water is building up again. Most of the time when people shower, they are in a hurry. It’s not until the next day when the water isn’t draining that they remember there is a problem. A clogged shower drain is irritating. The Original $49.95 Plumber is here to share some tips to help you avoid a clogged shower drain.
Hair Catcher, Tubshroom etc
Hair is likely the biggest problem when it comes to clogged shower drains. If you or someone you live with has long hair, it can make matters even worse. When one hair at a time makes its way down a drain, it isn’t a problem. However, when there are several strands that get tangled together and start building up in your drain, it can make it nearly impossible for water to make its way into the pipes. The best way to avoid hair going down your drain is to purchase a hair catcher. These little tools that are only a few dollars, will be priceless as they save you from the headache of a clogged shower.
Home Remedies for Clogged Bathtub & Shower Drains
Rather than putting damaging chemicals down your shower drain, you can try several natural solutions that can be effective at removing even the toughest clogs. Here are some ideas that you should try:
– Boiling Water: Pour a large amount of boiling water down the drain to remove a clog. Then you will want to turn on the warm shower for several minutes (at least 5) to finish off the job.
– Bleach: Pour one cup of bleach down the drain and follow it up with a steady stream of warm water after it has had the chance to sit all night long.
– Baking Soda/Vinegar: ¾ cup of baking soda and ½ cup of vinegar is like a miracle worker on clogged drains. Pour them both down the drain and let it sit for 30 minutes. Cover the drain with a plug and then pour boiling water down the drain after the time is up.
Sink & Other Drain Plunger
Just like your toilet, a plunger can help to unclog a shower drain as well. All you will need is a small amount of water in your bathtub and the plunger to try and force the blockage out of the way with force. This can be a viable option after you have had no success with any of the natural solutions.
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If you have tried and tried to remove a clog from your shower drain to no avail, it may be time to call on the plumbing professionals at The Original $49.95 Plumber. We have the experience and training to successfully remove the clog from your bathtub or shower drain so that the you can shower with ease again. Call us today!