Find out: this is how you clean your shower drain

Some solutions to dealing with a clogged shower drain!

We’ve all been there: you’re taking a much needed, relaxing shower and suddenly you notice that the water isn’t going down the drain. And that means you’ll have to get your hands dirty again. After spending all the time and effort into getting clean. But luckily, there are some easy ways to clean your shower drain! Find out more below.
Drain snake
If you don’t like getting your hands dirty when you clean your shower drain, a drain snake might be a good solution for you. You can get one of these snakes at the store and they vary in price, depending on the kind you get. Using the snake is pretty easy to do: just remove the cover of the drain and stick the drain snake through the pipe. If you feel like you’re pushing against something, you have found the clog. Rotate the snake to make sure the stuff clogging your pipes will get caught on the drain snake and then pull it back. Get rid of the snake (if it is a disposable one) and turn on the shower to make sure the pipes are completely clean.

Toilet plunger
If you don’t want to purchase a drain snake, you can also try and unclog the drain with a toilet plunger. And that, you probably already have in your home! First, fill the shower with some water. Just enough to cover the rubber portion of the plunger. Then plunge until you notice that the water starts to run through the drain smoothly again.

Home-made remedy
If you don’t have a plunger and don’t want to buy a drain snake, you can also make a little home-made remedy out of water, baking soda and vinegar. Even though this won’t work with a clog caused by hair, a soap clog will definitely disappear when you throw a little bit of this mixture down the drain. Just simply follow these steps:

Boil water: heat up a total of four cups of tap water and pour it down the drain. If you have pipes made from PVC, you might want to just use hot tap water instead of boiling water.
Baking soda + vinegar: first, pour a cup of baking soda down the drain. After that, pour a cup of white vinegar down the drain. You will notice that the mixture will start bubbling.
Water: after about ten minutes, pour more hot water down the drain.
With these tips, cleaning your shower drain will be easy!

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