There’s nothing more frustrating than standing ankle-deep in a soapy tub every time you take a shower. Maybe you’ve tried several different methods for unclogging that blocked up shower drain. Have you tried to prevent the drain from being stopped up before it becomes a nasty, clogged mess? At Curt & Jerry Sewer Service, we recommend these five methods that will help put an end to backed up shower drains for good.
1. Drain Covers
Have you reached into an obstructed shower drain only to pull out a handful of hair? By using a drain cover every time you take a shower or a bath, you’ll prevent those never-ending, grimy hair blockages.
2. No Oil & Grease
Another enemy of bathtub drains is oil and grease. As these culprits build up over time, they block and damage pipes, wreaking havoc on your plumbing system. Although you’re not washing cooking grease or animal fat down your shower drain, some body soaps contain oils that can cause the same type of buildup. Avoid these soaps and oils if you want to prevent a clogged shower drain.
3. Running Water
Sometimes, simply keeping the shower water running for a few minutes longer can help with backed up drains. Once you’ve stepped out of the bathtub, turn the hot water on all the way and let it run down the shower, washing away any potentially clogging elements.
4. Vinegar & Baking Soda
If you prefer to prevent drain blockages without using chemicals, try using baking soda or vinegar. Below is a recipe that will assist in preventing a clogged bathtub drain.
- Begin by pouring a pot of boiling water down the drain.
- Next, pour a cup of baking soda along with a cup of water and a cup of vinegar into the drain.
- Cover or plug the drain and let the solution sit for at least 10 minutes.
- Lastly, pour another pot of boiling water down the drain again.
Avoid Those Nasty Clogged Drains
When you’ve tried everything to fix your shower drain, but nothing seems to work, call the experts at Curt & Jerry Sewer Service. Request an appointment today by calling (317) 266-0000 or request service online. We serve the Carmel area with all your plumbing needs, including grease trap cleaning, high-pressure water jetting, garbage disposal unclogging, and more.
Wylie-Harris, Sam. “6 Ways to Stop Your Shower Drain from Getting Clogged.” Web article. BT. BT Group, 21 May. 2018. Web. 07 Sep. 2020.