Have a Slow Draining Shower?
Nothing is quite so gross as standing in dirty, ankle-high water as you shower off after a long day. A slow draining shower may be a simple clog or the sign of a more complicated plumbing issue. Before you call a plumber near you to fix a slow draining shower, check out the DIY tips below.
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DIY Tips for a Slow Draining Shower
Drain Snake or Wire Hanger
No nasty hair clump on top of the strainer? It's possible that this drain clogging mess has made its way past the strainer and is lodged deeper in the pipe. If this is the case, a drain snake can help you remove it. If you don't have a drain snake, you can make one from a wire hanger (although it will not reach as deeply as the snake can). Push the snake deep into the drain until you encounter resistance, then spin and push the snake through the blockage a few times to break it up. Then pull the snake (or hanger) out and wipe it down, repeating a few times as necessary.
Sometimes clogs are too deep even for a drain snake to reach. This is when a small plunger comes in handy! We recommend not to use a toilet plunger as it is too big and unsanitary. To dislodge the shower clog, place the plunger over the drain and quickly pump it up and down about ten to 15 times. You will know that the clog has been dislodged when you feel less resistance. Remove the plunger and wash the drain down with boiling water to clear out any remaining residue.
Baking Soda and Vinegar
If your shower frequently drains slowly, the problem could be dirty pipes instead of a single clog. You can try to clean out the pipe with a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. Simply pour half a cup of each down the drain and wait for ten to 15 minutes for the mixture to bubble and dissolve any residue in the pipe, then you can flush it clear with boiling water. This is considered a temporary fix as grimey pipes are often covered in hardened residue that requires professional cleaning.
Call a Professional
We understand the frustration a slow draining shower can bring, so don't waste any more of your time searching for a "plumber near me." Any Hour is the trusted Utah plumbing company that you can count on for all drain issues. From drain camera inspection and hydro jetting to pipe repair services, our technicians are highly experienced in plumbing services. With the proper tools and technologies needed to unclog, clean, or replace any drain, we promise to have your shower flowing properly again.
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