Clear your Drains with Muscle Power

It may feel like you’ve tried every drain cleaner and DIY method to clear your shower drain. If those aren’t working, there are a couple other ways to open up your drains with a more physical approach!

In this article, we go over 2 ways to get drain clogs out by hand. That way you aren’t stuck showering while standing in 2 inches of water.

Pull the Stopper Out

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Most of the time, the source of a clog lies a few inches below the stopper. Once you have the stopper removed, we recommend bending a small hook at the end of a stiff wire or metal hanger.

Send the device down your drain and pull out the debris. After you pull the clog out, flush your drain with hot water and reassemble the stopper.

Time to get the Plunger

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With a blockage deeper in your pipes, we recommend trying the plunger method. Find a plunger that can seal the area around your drain. If you have questions about which plunger you need for the job and how to use the various kinds, click here.

If possible, stand above the plunger and press down firmly and quickly 8-10 times. This should dislodge the debris and help move it along your pipes to get your water flowing again.

If These Solutions Don't Clear The Clog, It Might Be Time To Call A Pro.

If your drains are giving you trouble, don't hesitate to call a professional to take a look. If you don't already know a drain technician you trust, Any Hour Services would be happy to help. One of our technicians can send a camera down the line and give you a clear picture of the situation. Then they can work with you to find the solution that fits best. You can give us a call or schedule an appointment online.

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Author: Karlie Fitzgerald
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Mar 15th 2023

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