How to Unclog a Shower Drain

Shower drain

Use a Plunger

Plungers weren’t made just for toilets, they work well to unclog drains in your bathtub and shower as well. Remove the drain cover, place the plunger right over the drain and let the water run until the top of the plunger is submerged. Then pump it several times to see if that relieves the clog.

Use Boiling Water

If you’re not comfortable using chemicals to clear your drain, there are other options you can try.¬† Carefully pour boiling water down the drain to see if that assists in breaking up the clog. If that doesn’t work, try mixing 1/3 cup baking soda and 1/3 cup vinegar to clear up the clog.

Use Liquid Drain Cleaner

There are many available drain cleaners on the market that can help you remove a clog. Don’t be afraid to ask a professional for a recommendation on which may be the best for you.

Use a Snake

With the drain cover removed feed the snake slowly into your drain until you feel some resistance, then wind the snake to break up the debris. Once the snake clears the clog the debris should flow down the drain.

Call Order A Plumber 

If none of the methods prove successful, give Order A Plumber a call at (631) 234-0687. We have both the tools and expertise to find the cause and clear the drain.