Do you get shower clogs on a regular basis? Don't worry, you are not alone. In fact, plumbing companies report that they are often called to clear out shower clogs. You lose hair every time you shower and shampoo. The hair that escapes down the drain collects until it has formed an effective clog.
The first thing to do is use the toilet plunger. Make sure you put a wet rag into the overflow opening to prevent air from escaping out of the hole while you are plunging. When you plunge, keep a tight seal over the hole. Start with a soft plunge down to release the air trapped in the plunger cup. Then use vigorous up and down motions 15 to 20 times.
The use of several different drain cleaning agents can help with clogs. These include the following:
For really tough clogs you may need to remove them by hand. Use the following steps to clean out a floor drain in a shower:
A shower and tub combination is slightly different than a regular floor drain in a shower. Use the following steps if you have a combination unit:
When all else fails call Roto-Rooter. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Give us a call when it is convenient for your schedule.