Clogged Shower Drain: 3 Easy Ways to Fix It

Many Sydney residents think that a clogged shower is just the same as a blocked sink. However, the method used to unclog shower drains is a bit different.

One main reason is that shower drains can accumulate debris and clogs of a different nature than that found in kitchen sink drains. For instance, hair strands are pretty common in shower drains. In addition, bath soap might contain substances that cause clogs.

Whether it’s a partial clog causing slow water drainage or a complete blockage, you need a quick and easy solution to fix the problem. Here are a few methods describing to unclog your shower drain:

1. Use plunger

Even though the debris is a bit different from the kitchen sink, the plunger can still work wonders in unclogging the shower drain. That’s because the same principle applies regardless of the location of pipes.

The plunger works by adjusting pressure in the pipe, causing the clog to be sucked further into the drain. This happens even if you don’t have direct physical contact with the debris. This method works very well for clogs that haven’t yet had the time to become completely solid.

2. Drain snaking (improvised or using a tool)

Drain snaking is a straightforward method to remove most clogs. The tool used in drain snaking can go through the corners and tight spaces. It can then reach the clog and carry it up the pipe or push it further down.

Some people use an unwound wire hanger as an improvised drain snake. Some buy a drain snake from the hardware store. Either way, the goal here is to gain direct access the clog and remove it.

There are preparations needed here. When you’re using a plumber’s snake, you need to take the proper precautions and wear gloves. It’s for your own safety and will protect the area surrounding the shower drain.

3. Let the pros do it

Performing either of the two methods listed above can get messy. If the clog is solid, the process can also get quite laborious. If the clogging is happening frequently, it can also be exhausting in the long run.

Hiring a professional is the best decision if you want an effective and long-term solution. The professionals have powerful tools and take care of the mess after unclogging the drain. They can leave the site looking untouched as if nothing happened (except your clog was completely removed).

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Many Sydney individuals and families (including businesses) now rely on plumbing and drain professionals to do the job. Whenever there’s a plumbing emergency, Ontime Local Plumber is at the scene figuring out the problem and solving it in the most cost-effective way.

Call us today at 1300 215 296. We already have over 15 years of experience solving a wide variety of plumbing problems.