Dealing with a clogged drain can be overwhelming, especially when you don’t have the right tools, knowledge or experience to do a good job. A buildup of stagnant water while showering or water pushing back into your bathtub is usually your first indication that something’s up – or in your case – not going down. Your shower drain might be blocked – so let’s investigate.
The good news is that you can often sort out your clogged shower drain yourself with the following simple, practical tips. We’ve also done a couple of articles on other blockages if the shower drain is not your concern.
WHY DO SHOWER DRAINS GET CLOGGED?
Shower drains don’t get clogged in one day. Instead, a shower clog is mostly due to an accumulation of lint, hair and bath product residue over a long period of time. So a good start is to avoid build-up in the first place by regularly removing hair. But if that boat has already sailed, here’s what to do:
STEP 1 – CHECK FOR VISIBLE OBSTRUCTIONS
The first step to unclogging your shower drain is to check for any visible obstructions. Remove the cover if you can and have a good look. The most common obstruction is usually clumps or strings of hair. Yuck. You can usually fish these out with your fingers or a plastic tool. Just take care not to push the obstruction down deeper into the pipe. If nothing is visible from the outside, use a flashlight to check and remove anything blocking the drain.
STEP 2 – UNCLOG YOUR DRAIN
You can unclog your drain using different methods:
If the steps above did not help solve your clogged shower problem, it’s time to hire a professional.
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