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Date Published:

May 25, 2023


Slow Clearing Shower Drains? - Here’s What To Do

Do you ever feel like you're in a battle with your own shower drain? You're not alone. It's a fight against the forces of hair and soap scum, and sometimes it can feel like you're losing. But fear not, for there are weapons at your disposal. With a few Capital Plumbing and Heating tips and tricks, you can emerge victorious and once again enjoy a clog-free shower experience.

Use a Plunger

Remove the drain cover and place the plunger over the drain. Push down on the plunger and then pull it up quickly to create suction. Repeat this several times until the drain clears.

Try a Drain Snake

A drain snake is a long, flexible tool that can be used to clear clogs in pipes. Insert the drain snake into the drain and move it around until you feel resistance. Twist the drain snake and pull it out slowly to remove the clog.

Use Baking Soda and Vinegar

Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain followed by 1/2 cup of vinegar. Let the mixture sit for 15-20 minutes, then pour boiling water down the drain to clear it.

Pour Hot Water

Boil a pot of hot water and pour it down the drain. This will help to melt any soap or grease buildup that may be contributing to the slow draining shower.

Use Chemical Drain Cleaners 

Chemical drain cleaners can be effective at clearing clogs in the drain, but they can also be harsh and potentially damaging to pipes. Follow the instructions carefully and use protective gloves when handling chemical drain cleaners. If stuck, contact an emergency plumber.

Hire a Professional

If none of these methods work, it may be time to call HVAC in Edmonton to take care of the problem. A plumber can use specialized tools and equipment to diagnose and fix the issue.

Take Away

Preventing slow clearing shower drains is key. Use a drain cover, clean the drain regularly, and install a water softener to prevent mineral buildup. These simple steps can save you from the hassle and expense of fixing clogged shower drains. For any help, call Capital Plumbing!

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