4 Simple Methods to Unclog a Shower Drain

Clogged shower drains are a common occurrence and can be relatively simple to fix with at-home solutions. Often caused by a buildup of soap, grease, and hair in the drain over time, the following simple methods can help you keep your drains clear without the help of a plumber. 

Boiling Water

Boiling water can sometimes break down the soap and grease just enough to loosen the clog and get the water draining again.

Wire Hanger

When bent into a hook of the appropriate size, a wire hanger can be helpful in fishing out clogs that are well out of reach.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

Avoid running to the store by using household baking soda and vinegar to try to dissolve the clog for the shower drain. Pour a cup of each down the drain, wait a few hours, then clear with boiling water.

Drain Snake

If your household experiences frequent clogs, it may be worthwhile to purchase an inexpensive tool called a drain snake to help remove them. Simply remove the drain cover, run the snake down the drain until you find the clog, and then turn the handle to retrieve it.

You can try the above techniques one-by-one or combine them in order to find success!