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
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.
Call us and stay dry.