Blocked shower drain is one of the most common problems you will come across in your bathroom. If it’s completely blocked and the water simply isn’t draining, then you have a problem with your drains and it needs to be looked into.
The drain in the shower may be slow if the drains are not completed blocked. This can gradually leads to slippery build up of soap foams as well as old hairs and dead skins at the bottom of the shower drain. This can leads to slippery flooring and wet surfaces. Therefore you might need to actually clear your drain before any accident occurs. Clearing your blocked shower drain is very simple and you usually do not need to call out any professional plumbing. Here are a DIY techniques to help you clears the blocked shower drain.
The very first step is to examine the root cause of the shower blockage by checking thoroughly if you can spot the actual cause of blockage. Remove the chrome cover of your waste. To remove you can merely lift it up or unscrew it, whatever suits to your type of waste. You can also pull out the plug in case you have an old school plug with chain variety.
The main cause is usually soap foams or the build up of old hairs. So if you witness the hair blockage try to get an access to hairs and pull them out carefully. You can also use a coat hanger or any other grabbing tool to perform the job.
The plunger is the next step to clear a blocked drain. You will need a ‘cup’ size plunger for clearing a shower blockage. You’ll need to have enough water in the bath or shower tray to completely submerge the cup of the plunger. Too much water and you’ll make a splashy mess, so use a bucket to remove the excess if you’re drain isn’t clearing at all.
Though how to unblock a shower through this method is a nasty business yet better than paying a huge amount to the plumber.
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