how to unclog a shower drain fast

How To Unclog A Shower Drain Fast

Have you ever been taking a shower or were getting out of the bath, and you notice that the water level is not decreasing? Having a shower drain clog is a very common occurrence. Depending on the size of your family, a lot of things go down your shower drain. Hair and residue from your soap build up in the pipes, eventually causing a blockage. The question is,“How can I unclog the drain fast, without having to call an expensive plumber?” Here are a couple of easy suggestions using items that you can find right in your home.

Option 1

The first step you will want to take is one where it does not involve shoving anything down your drain. What you need is about one-half of a cup of baking soda, and a half of a cup of white vinegar. First, you will pour the baking soda down the drain. Follow that by pouring the white vinegar down the drain as well. It is preferable to let that sit for a few hours. If you can manage it, twenty-four hours would be the best choice. After you have let it sit, fill a container with hot water and pour it down your shower drain. Hopefully, this will have loosened and flushed away the clog.

Option 2

If that step does not work, you can then try unclogging your shower drain by taking off the cap of the drain. Once you have done this, you may look down the drain to see if you can locate the clog. If you cannot see the clog, take your plunger and put some Vaseline around the rim. After you have done this, place your plunger over the drain and try to bring the clog closer by plunging your drain. Once you can see the clog, you can then take a metal coat hanger that has been straitened, and insert it into your drain. Leave a small hook on the end of the hanger so you can hook the clog and pull it out.

These are fast and easy ways to get your water running smoothly down the drain again. It will also save you a lot of money, since you will not have to call a plumber to come to your house and unclog what might be a simple problem. All of the items you will need can also be found around the house as well.

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