Clogged shower drain

Clogged shower drain

Clogged shower drain? It is a hassle, and a common problem in households and even in commercial areas. Hair, soap, and minerals from hard water normally cause the problem. Dropped items that went through the drain are also one of the causes.

If left alone, clogged shower drains will lead to more problems. Overflowing water can flood the bathroom and damage the surrounding areas. That leads to more expenses. If you want to avoid more expenses and more problems, you need reliable solutions for your clogged shower drain.

Actually, there are a few things you could do on your own to unclog your shower drain. You may manually remove the clog with your hand, drain snake, or plunger. You may also use some chemicals to dissolve and break out the clog.

Blocked bathtub drain solutions

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Let is explore each one and discuss the pros and cons of each:

First is by removing the jammed bathtub clog with your hand. It is simple and easy. You start by removing the drain stopper with a screwdriver. Then you pick up the clog from the inside. Here is the thing. It is hard to see what is beneath the drain stopper even if you’re using a flashlight. You might hurt yourself because you’re not sure what is the clog made up of.

Another method is by drain snaking. Drain snakes are quite flexible and can work their way through drains and pipes. You can readily make a drain snake by using a wire hanger (that is improvising). You can also buy one from hardware stores. However, doing the drain snaking yourself might not remove the solid clogs. Also, if you’re not careful you might damage what surrounds the tub drain.

Plunging might also solve your clogged bathtub drain problem. Just make sure that there are some water surrounding the drain. That will help in making the plunger do its job. You pump a few times and move the handle up and down. It will help in making the clog come near the surface. You can then pick that up and problem solved.

If after several attempts plunging doesn’t do the trick, that is probably because the clogs are pretty solid. Using a plunger is ideal for removing mildly soft clogs. But for solid debris, you need other ways to do the job.

Unclog a shower drain

Aside from plunging, drain snaking, and manual removing, there is another way. It is the use of chemical drain cleaners. They work this way. These chemicals partially dissolve the debris. They will break out the clogs. Then they will move freely through the drain.

Many people advise to start with vinegar, baking soda, and other readily available “chemicals.” These are just mild and won’t cause damage to the drain surroundings. If you’re using harsher chemicals, just be careful and protect your eyes and skin.

For the common clogged shower drain problems, you can do one or two of the above ways. You can readily do them right after reading this. Most clogged shower drains are just caused by accumulated hair. You can easily remove the hair with the above mentioned methods.

However, there are a few cases where you really need to hire plumbing professionals. If the clogs are pretty solid and the problem is persistent, the methods mentioned above might not be enough. It is tempting to use more force or harsher chemicals. It gets tiring and the chemicals might cause personal injuries or damage to your drain.

That is why working with experts could be the best way to solve the problem. You spare yourself the labor and possible dangers. We’re not talking about a short-term solution. What we’re talking about is a long-term one.

Why? Because AAADrain professionals get to the root of the problem. We completely remove the clogs. We also prevent future problems. After we work on the problem, you might not encounter a clogged shower drain again for a long time.

A clogged shower drain is a common problem. And the solutions are simple and easy. You can go for the free or paid (hiring pros) to solve the problem. Just act fast if you don’t want the overflowing water to damage your floors. Also, act fast if you have a family or visitor coming over. You don’t want them to experience the same hassle.

AAADrain is a team of experienced and friendly professionals. We have 15 years of experience dealing with a comprehensive range of problems involving drain cleaning, replacement, repair ,and waterproofing. All our work is insured, and in many cases we provide a 25-year warranty.

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Drain Service – Drain Cleaning

Drain Service

Over the years, we have worked in the city of Toronto providing quality drain service and replacement of sewage pipes and systems.

In our work we try to fully focus on the client. We listen to you, give a preliminary assessment, offer licensed services, and develop a solution together with you.

For the development of solutions to eliminate blockages in the sewer system, we use the latest technologies and always keep the client in the know.

Blockages need to be eliminated immediately. One possible solution is drain cleaning. For a successful drain service process, it is necessary to assess the situation – namely where the blockage is located, where the flood comes from, and whether there is an opportunity to assess the material. There are various causes of blockages – remnants of soap, hair, oil, roots of close-growing trees, and other foreign objects.

Drain Cleaning

If your trap has a blockage of a relatively small size, drain service can be easily performed with a plunger. But if you have resorted to this drain service method rather often over the past few years, it would make sense to call us for a check up.

When performing drain service on serious clogs, we use snakes of all possible diameters and capacities, as well as hydro-jets. Old fat that gets into your drain from the kitchen sink is the hardest to clean.

Therefore, you’d better clean off grease from kitchen utensils. You can also perform drain service of your sewer system with a baking soda solution, or stronger chemical agents, but you need to be very careful and make sure to meticulously follow the instructions.

Drain Service - Drain Cleaning

Drain Problem? No Problem

If you often have problems with your sewer system, it makes sense to change it. With proper planning of vents, the selection of a desired slope, you will be full of confidence regarding the operation of your sewer system.

We, AAADrain experts, have been working in the GTA for 15 years, solving such problems. All the work we do is previously estimated, and we have no extra charges. Everything is licensed and insured. We are punctual and friendly.

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Drain Cleaning Solution

Drain Cleaning Solution

Hello friends.

Recently, we have had a lot of questions about drain cleaning and drain cleaning solution. Today we have decided to elaborate in more detail on the cause of blockages and various ways of their elimination.

Let’s start with the kitchen.

Along with water, kitchen sinks often get large amounts of fat, food leftovers, leftover vegetables. As a rule, this is the usual cause of the clogged trap under the kitchen sink.

How to unclog kitchen sink

The first tool that is commonly used is the usual plunger, which is present in almost every home. If you have a double sink, try to seal one of them while you work on the other one. Typically, plunger removes about 90% of blockages in kitchen sinks. If the plunger did not unclog your sink, you you can use a manual snake of a small diameter.

Sometimes, the problem is not in the trap, but further down the line. Then you can remove the trap and use a snake of a small diameter. After using the snake, we can determine the amount of fat in the pipe and, if necessary, carry out more thorough cleaning using a powerjet. Also, when cleaning the drain of the kitchen sink, you can use chemical cleaners, but we only recommend that as a preventive measure. When a sink full of water, such means will probably not work, as liquid will dilute the drain cleaning solution concentration and the effectiveness will decrease significantly. Regardless, use chemicals carefully read the instructions.

The next stage – the bath and shower. As a rule, the problems start because of hair. The most suitable method for cleaning is a snake of a small diameter. Once again, you can also use chemical cleaning methods. Once a year, you can carry out preventive cleaning your entire system.

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Clogged Toilet

The next step – clogged toilet. If there was a blockage in your drain pipe, this is a serious problem. Clogged underground pipes are usually caused by ingrown roots or calcium deposits. In these types of blockages it is better to perform inspection with a camera to determine the cause of the blockage first. Then use a large mechanical snake, which usually quickly and easily removes the roots from the pipes and you can use your sewer system immediately.

If the source of the problem is a calcium deposit, then the most effective method is a powerjet.

Drain Cleaners

There are other ways of cleaning, such as biocleaning, but they require a lot of time and don’t always work. You certainly can perform cleaning of your sewer system yourself, but in the process you can cause a lot of harm if something goes wrong.

Therefore, if you notice any malfunction of your sewer system, symptoms of which may include extraneous sounds, bad smell, slow liquid draining – call us, we will answer all your questions, and fix any problems you may have with your sewer system.

We have many years of experience in this type of work. All our employees are licensed, and all our work in insured.

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Drain Pipe Cleaning

Drain Pipe Cleaning

Hello friends.

Today we want to tell you about some of our recent work. Upon our arrival at the site, we saw all the signs of clogging: slow drains in all baths, kitchen sinks, and only the toilet worked fine. The house was 80-90 years old and from the client’s words, he had never changed or conducted drain pipe cleaning.

We have offered to perform drain pipe cleaning with a powerjet of a small diameter at a pressure of 2000 psi. Prior to this work, we have removed and cleaned all the little traps by hand. Then we cleaned the stack all the branches.

After establishing all the traps and performing a water test we noticed that the water does not stay in the sinks and baths anymore, and the rate of increase water running speed was obvious. Of course, complete replacement of pipes is better, but in the course of complete replacement it is usually necessary to take down the whole drywall, which adds to the cost of work.

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Drain Pipe Cleaning vs Complete Replacement

During the above described work (partial replacement), we just cut a small piece of dry wall to replace the trap for the bathroom on the second floor of the house. We have also planned the cleaning in a way that the client could always use water while the repairs were conducted.

If you ever notice that your drain has slowed down, there are weird sounds coming from the sink, or a bad smell in your house – do not worry. Call us and we will fix it, fix any problem with minimal disruption and anxiety for your home.

We can also clean the entire underground line of your drain. We have snakes of different capacities and diameters,a powerjet, all the latest and high-tech tools for the rapid elimination of any problems you may have with your drain.

Why choose us:
– We have 15 years of experience in dealing with such problems
– We are very punctual, respect you and your property
– No price premiums
– We do not offer extra work

All our work is licensed and insured.

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Blockage Drain Repair

Blockage Drain Repair

Hello friends.

Today we would like to tell you about the causes of blockage in your sewer system. Causes of blockage may be different, but they all eventually lead to a backup, which can significantly deteriorates the quality of your life at home and can undermine your health. So why do blockages happen?

A very common problem are the roots that grow into connections of old ceramic pipes. Blockage can also be caused by fat that goes into your kitchen sink, hair, toilet paper, or shifts on old pipes. All this can lead to a blockage and require a blockage drain repair.

You can deal with drain blockage in different ways, each varying by price, hours of work and warranty.

Clogged Pipe and Blockage Drain Repair

If hair or a lot of toilet paper has clogged your drain, then you will need to make use of a mechanical snake. It will deal away with your blockage quickly and inexpensively, and blockage drain repair will be finished.

blockage drain repair

Drain Blockage Solutions

Otherwise, if there is an accumulation of fat, you should use a powerjet instead to save you money. If there are roots that have grown into your sewer system, then you can remove the blockage with a snake, and then clean the pipes with powerjet. However, this does not guarantee that the roots will no longer grow into your pipes. Therefore, we strongly recommend conducting a full or partial replacement of the sewage system, to prevent problems in the future.

Before conducting blockage drain repair, we recommend performing a camera inspection.

In our experience, 90-95% of all sewage problems happen in the building trap. Therefore, it is better to remove it and install of two back-to-back cleanouts in its place, which greatly simplify the processes of servicing and inspecting the sewage system.

All our work is licensed and insured. All excavated projects come with a warranty for 25 years. We carry out most of our work manually to preserve your landscape and always try to minimize the damage to your property.

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Drain Cleaning: Blockage and Backup

Drain Cleaning

Hello friends.

Today we want to talk about drain cleaning.

A need for drain cleaning usually originates when you get a backup. Fortunately, in many cases, you can fix the problem yourself in a few steps.

First off, do not panic and use water. Take a look, and try to find where the backup originates from. You have several options:
• Basement floor drain
• Basement laundry
• Toilet or bathtub
• Kitchen sink

If the backup comes from the floor drain and the water returns to the basement after its use anywhere in your home, then the problem lies on the main line after the connection with the floor drain.

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You can solve this problem with a big mechanical snake.

If a backup from the laundry reaches the basement, and the floor near the floor drain id dry, then the problem is usually located at the spot the stack connects with the drain line. If your stack also contains a cleanout, the problem can also be solved with a big mechanical snake.
You can rent a mechanical snake from stores like Home Depot and do everything yourself. This does not require any special knowledge or license. By doing it yourself you also save your money.


Blockages of bathtubs, sinks and toilets not located in the basement can usually be solved with a manual plunger, present in almost every household.
Now I would like to stop on the causes of blockage in your pipes. These problems usually belong to either of these two categories:
• Human-caused
• Human-independent

Let us start with the first category. When washing dishes try to prevent the flow of food particles and excess fat into the sewage system. Use extra protection for your kitchen sink, wipe the oil with a paper towel and dispose of it in the trash.

Try to prevent foreign objects from getting into your sink. If you have a dog – keep the toilet shut. We have pulled out 11 dog toys once while replacing a trap.

Preventing a backup is not that difficult.

Also, make sure that your line does not contain a building trap.

If you still had a backup, and you cannot deal with it yourself, do not hesitate to call us. We will solve all your problems at a time convenient for you.
We have extensive and comprehensive experience coupled with the best equipment. All our work is licensed and covered by insurance.

Sewer Backup Prevention

Sewer Backup

In our view, regular maintenance of your sewer system plays an important role in preventing blockages or a sewer backup. This is very important as blockages or a sewer backup can cause flooding your basement. With regular maintenance, you can avoid it.

Sewer systems are designed in a way that you do not notice it when everything is working properly. Conversely, problems with sewage system are impossible to ignore.

The first symptoms of system failure are bad smells in your basement, a dry floor drain, or wet floor near the floor drain. If you notice these in your basement or do not remember the last time you had your sewer system inspected, then call us. We will perform an inspection to prevent sewer backups and blockages. This will cost you much cheaper than replacing the entire system in case of any problems in the future.

sewer backup


Blockage or a sewer backup may occur for various reasons, for example:
• Roots, which grew up on pipe connections
• A deposit of calcium
• Fats
• Hair, food remnants
• Shifts in ceramic pipes

Prevention Strategies

Regular inspection and cleaning can easily prevent all this. Cleaning will prevent a sewer backup, after which you may be forced to repair not only the drain, but also the entire basement.

Remember, maintenance is always cheaper than repair. Inspection, cleaning, and general maintenance of the drain system should play an important role in the operation of your home.

What to Do

If you notice any malfunctions or never performed drain maintenance – call us, and our experts will carry out all the necessary procedures at a convenient time for you. Maintenance will help you avoid costly repairs in the future.

Why us?

We use the latest and advanced technology, coupled with a wealth of experience. We have been solving sewage problems in Toronto and GTA for 15 years. We approach each task with responsibility. We respect your property, and you never overpay. We are licensed and provide a comprehensive insurance with each job.

Call us, and stay dry.

Drain Cleaning and Blockage Solutions

Drain and Pipe Cleaning

Hello friends.

Very often, customers have asked about cleaning the drain or a sewer pipe without resorting to technicians etc. Basic cleaning can be performed with baking soda. Dissolve one teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and pour it down the kitchen sink. Wait half an hour, then rinse with a large amount of hot water. This will wash away the remnants of fat from your trap and help avoid blockage in the future. In fact, most types of cleaning you can do on your own – you don’t need a license or special knowledge. Almost every house has a small hand plunger or snake, with which you will be able to remove all blockages in traps and washrooms of your household.

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If you’ve got a clogged sewer, you can just rent a mechanical snake from Home Depot and run it on the spot where backup originates from – that’s usually the floor drain. You can also use chemical solutions to clean your pipes, but make sure that they are not aggressive to the materials from which your pipes are made of (copper, cast iron, or plastic). Also pay attention to your own safety – is advisable to use rubber gloves and goggles.

If you have trouble cleaning any drain, fully or partially, don’t hesitate to contact us. We have powerful manual and mechanical snakes of all sizes, we can easily alleviate any blockage in your kitchen, washroom, shower, or sewer.

Sometimes we might need to install a cleanout, to ensure penetration of the snake into the pipe. If the problem persists on the main sewer line even after snaking, we recommend a camera inspection, which will help us to evaluate the state of your tubes and establish the problem.

We, AAADrain experts have extensive knowledge and experience in service, maintenance, and replacement of drains and sewer systems. We are fully licensed, insured, approach every task responsibly and offer sensible solutions.

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