How To Unclog A ShowerInformation on Clearing Showers and Other Drains in the Home

How to Unclog a Shower Drain

Showers pose particular challenges for unclogging

Clogged shower drains must be approached differently than clogged sinks, bathtubs, or toilets. It is always important to have idea of what is causing the blockage, but you must be particularly careful when dealing with shower and floor drains that you do not make things worse than they already are.

  • Unclog a Shower - Step By Step

    Unclog a Shower Drain - Step By Step

    Shower Drain Straining Plates Can Usually Stay In Place

    Most shower drain clogs can be cleared without having to remove any straining platesin place over the drain, but do remove any strainer or stopper parts that can easily come away.. If you do feel the need to remove the strainer, take care not to drop any screws down the drain and have a receptacle prepared to keep all small parts safely out of the way. Instead of a simple strainer, your shower may have a canister shaped gas-trap directly beneath the drain, but the procedure for cleaning then plunging still applies.

    Sunday, October 30, 2011
  • How to Unclog a Shower Drain

    Expert Author Andam Persand

    How to Unclog a Shower Drain

    Helpful Hints to Clear That Clog

    Clearing a shower drain of clogs shouldn't be a hassle! Follow these steps to get things flowing again.

    Monday, May 28, 2012
  • Three Ways to Unclog a Shower

    Expert Author Al Villa

    Shower Drain

    Three Ways to Unclog a Blocked Drain

    There are several do-it-yourself methods for unclogging a shower drain  without the necessity of calling a plumber. By using these methods, you can save yourself a costly, inconvenient visit from your local plumber. Do not feel overwhelmed if you have never unclogged a severe blockage in your drain before. As long as the source of the clog is near the mouth of the drain, you can take care of it yourself. Before you even mess with the pipes, take a look at the drain cover. It may be clogged with hair and grime. A soak in a bucket or the kitchen sink with hot soapy water should do the trick.

    Monday, May 28, 2012
  • Got Plumbing Problems

    Expert Author Meghan E Witham

    Got Plumbing Problems?

    We've all had to deal with it, the toilet, sink or tub is on the fritz! So what are you to do as a homeowner when your plumbing is not working properly? There are a wide array of issues that could be to blame when it comes to your pipes not working correctly, which is why the do-it-yourself methods may not be the best idea. Some plumbing issues are seemingly simple and could be fixed on your own however, some are more serious and require a professional plumber to fix the problem. To help you better identify a plumbing issue in your home and what may be necessary to fix it, here's a quick rundown of some of the most common plumbing problems and what may be to blame.

    Monday, May 28, 2012
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