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  • Writer's pictureJesse Gonzalez

How To Unclog a Shower Drain

When it comes to unclogging a shower drain, the first thing you should do is remove the stopper from the drain. This will make it easier for you to access the clog. If your shower does not have a removable stopper, use a pair of pliers to carefully loosen the screws and remove them.


Next, use a plunger or a plumbing snake to dislodge any debris that is causing the clog. Place the plunger in the drain and plunge several times until you feel resistance from the clog. Or, insert a plumbing snake into your drain and twist it around until it grabs onto whatever is causing the blockage. Once this is done, pull out as much as possible before removing your tools.


Finally, if the clog still remains, create a mixture of baking soda and vinegar to pour down the drain. This will help break up any remaining debris and unclog the shower drain. If this doesn’t work, you can also try using a chemical cleaner such as Drano or Liquid Plumr. These are powerful substances that will help clear out even the most stubborn blockage in your shower drain.


Once you have unclogged your shower drain, make sure to perform routine maintenance in order to prevent future clogs from occurring. Try running hot water down the drain every few days and use a sink strainer or hair trap in order to catch food particles or hair before they enter your pipes. Additionally, you can also use a simple brush attachment to reach deep down into the drain and remove any remaining debris. With these tips, you should be able to keep your shower drain clog-free.


Additionally, if you are dealing with a particularly tough clog that seems to be caused by an object such as a toy or jewelry, it may be best to call in the professionals. They will have the right tools and know-how to safely retrieve whatever is stuck in your pipes without causing any further damage. In some cases, they may even suggest replacing the plumbing altogether if it’s too old or worn out.


If you are experiencing any of these issues feel free to call us at Rancho Heating and Air Plumbing. We are located in Rancho Santa Margarita who serve RSM and surrounding cities.

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