We’ve all been there, you’re standing in the shower, when all of a sudden a pool of water starts building up around your feet? Looks like you’ve got a shower drain that you need to unclog. A clogged shower drain could come from a multitude of reason, the main reason however is hair. Built up hair and debris over a period of time could cause blockage issues that could ruin every shower for you! Here’s how to unclog your shower drain!
- The Plunger Method
Much like a backed up toilet, a clogged shower may be fixed using a plunger. Spread some petroleum jelly around the rim of the plunger to get a better seal around your shower drain and then plunge the drain with 10-15 pumps at a time.
- The Coat Hanger Method
Though a little more unconventional, this method may be very effective. Use a screwdriver to remove and drain covers and grab a flashlight. Using the light straight into the drain, insert a straightened wire coat hanger and see if you can pierce whatever is clogging the drain.
- Baking Soda & Vinegar
Mixing white vinegar and baking soda together and pouring it down your clogged drain could take a couple of hours to fix a clog, but is effective in the end.
- Plumber’s Snake
If you have a difficult clog, you may need to use a plumber’s snake. It’s basically a long stick with a roll of wire headed through the middle of it. Using the hand crank, insert the snake into the drain and push through the clog.
When all else fails, the store always carries a large amount of heavy duty chemicals made specifically for getting rid of clogs. Simply pour the solution down your clog and it should be gone in a while.
For more information about how we can solve your plumbing issues call Gold Star Plumbing Service in Anaheim, CA at 714-624-2546 or visit www.gsplumbingservice.net.
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