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Bathtub and Shower Drain Clog Tips

Unclog your shower drain the right way. In just a few simple steps, we'll show you how to remove clogs, help prevent them and keep your shower or tub draining quickly. If you've tried our tips for how to unclog a bathroom drain and still haven't been able to solve the problem, our commercial and residential plumbing services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our teams are licensed and bonded and among the best in the industry. For an appointment call, 1-800-768-6911
Unclog your shower drain the right way. In just a few simple steps, we'll show you how to remove clogs, help prevent them and keep your shower or tub draining quickly. If you've tried our tips for how to unclog a bathroom drain and still haven't been able to solve the problem, our commercial and residential plumbing services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our teams are licensed and bonded and among the best in the industry. For an appointment call, 1-800-768-6911
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Many tub and shower drains experience frequent clogs. Most backups are caused by hair. You can prevent hair clogs by placing a catch screen over the drain. Many attach with suction cups, and will stop hair strands from going down the drain. If you don't use a shower strainer, we recommend cleaning the drain monthly. First, put on some rubber gloves. Next, remove the drain cover, then straighten a wire coat hanger and bend the end into a small hook. Push it down into the shower drain several inches, then twist it around so it can grab any hair clogs. Pull it out and remove the hair into a trash can. Repeat the process going deeper each time and adjusting the size of your hook. Be sure to hang on tightly to the hanger so that it doesn't get stuck in the drain. Next, run some water down the drain to see if it's draining quickly. Then, repeat the entire process again. Once you're satisfied you've retrieved most of the hair, treat with a safe, enzyme promoting, drain maintenance product, like Roto-Rooter Pipe Shield. [Roto-Rooter jingle]
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