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Unclogging the shower drain

A clogged shower pit is very annoying indeed. When is happens to you, it is important to unclog the drain as soon as possible. But how do you unclog a shower drain? And when do you know that you indeed are suffering from a clogged shower drain? Are there possibilities to unclog the drain yourself or do you need a professional plumber to do it for you? We’ll discuss it today in this article. If you have issues with a clogged shower drain, you can always contact us. We will identify the problem and help you find a solution as soon as possible.

The causes for a clogged shower drain

There are several things that may cause a clogged shower drain. Some are more obvious than others! First of all, it is logical that everything you rinse out in the shower will eventually end up in the shower drain. This can get stuck and will eventually lead to a clog. It is also important to clean the drain regularly. Hair and soap residue will remain in the drain after showering, which can also lead to clogging. Finally, untreated sewage water can cause a clog. If this is the case, the problem is caused by the general sewer system and not by you.

When do you call the services of a plumbing company?

A clog is annoying and you would like to get rid of it. There are several things you could try yourself to unclog the shower drain, but if it’s a bigger problem it might be better to hire a professional plumbing company. We can trace the problem quickly and together we will find a suitable solution.

What are the costs of unclogging a shower drain?

For your peace of mind, we understand you’d want to know the exact cost of unclogging your shower drain. Unfortunately, it’s hard to put a price on these kinds of things. The costs will depend on how hard the job is and how much work needs to be done. If you have an idea of what the cause of the clogging is, we recommend that you always contact us without obligation. We will be able to provide you with a price indication.

Step by step plan for unclogging a drain

Before you call a professional plumbing company, there are a number of steps you can take to see if the problem is fixed. We will discuss these steps with you and hopefully you will get rid of your bottleneck in no time.

  • Step 1

    The first step to see if the clogging can be removed, is to clean the shower drain thoroughly. As described above, soap residues and hairs often get stuck in the drain. By removing these, you’ll get a better water flow. In most cases this is the most obvious solution.

  • Step 2

    If this isn’t sufficient, you can work with other remedies to prevent blockages. Baking soda is a good option! A cup of baking soda followed by boiling water may fix it for you. It is important that you use proper baking soda.

  • Step 3

    Still not working? An old-fashioned plunger can do wonders! Put the red, rubber part over the shower pit and move the stick back and forth several times. Be careful when doing this when you just finished step 2, because of the boiling water. By plunging you might get your clogging solved.

  • Step 4

    If an old-fashioned plunger doesn’t work, you can use a plunger spring. This goes into the pipe and by pulling the spring upwards, you may be able to pull the reason for the clogging along with it.

  • Step 5

    If all the steps above didn’t help, there is nothing to do but call a professional plumbing company. We will visit you as soon as possible and solve the problem for you.

Unclogging a shower drain

A clogged shower drain is annoying, but easy to solve. There are a number of steps you can take to unclog your shower drain yourself, but if this doesn’t work, it’s still advisable to call a professional plumbing company. When your shower drain is unclogged, it is important you the cause of the obstruction and try to prevent this, for example by properly cleaning the drain.

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