How to unclog a shower drain. Removing the hair and scum build up was disgusting and I can’t believe I didn’t realize that removing the drain plug would have solved my problem! Standing in ankle height water is the worst!
How to unclog a shower drain in 5 minutes
A clogged shower drain is one of the most annoying things ever. I was so grossed out by the hair and soap scum in the drain once I removed the screw and pulled out the drain.
Needless to say, I clean it more often now.
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I originally wrote this post a few years ago when my grandfather was still alive and I’ll never forget his face when I told him I didn’t know how to unclog a shower drain.
He said, “how long have you been standing in water for?”
When I told him it was for weeks he rolled his eyes and said, “kid, I wouldn’t ever tell anyone that 🤪.” haha.
What can dissolve hair in the drain?
I have not found a way to dissolve hair in the drain before it builds up but drano does seem to help a little.
Many have mentioned using vinegar, baking soda and even bleach.
Google shows that bathroom drain covers can help with catching the hair before it hit your drain. I have not tried one yet but I did find this drain cover to stop hair (they come in cute colors too!) with great reviews on Amazon.
How to unclog a shower drain when Drano doesn’t work
I think I used 2 bottles of drano trying to fix the problem. There was so much hair in the bathtub drain, it didn’t help.
I had no idea that the shower drain top unscrewed and that the drain plug completely comes out.
Use a screwdriver to unscrew the top screw on the shower drain and remove the plug. It’s very easy and takes no time at all.
I used the same screw driver that I used to unscrew the drain to remove the gross hair.
I suppose cutting it with scissors would have worked to but the screw driver did the trick.
Cover your eyes if you don’t want to be grossed out!
Once the screw was removed, I pulled out the drain plug and almost vomited.
Once the drain plug is cleaned, put the plug back inside and tighten the screw back in place.
Please tell me I am not the only one who had no idea how to unclog a shower drain.
Don’t be like me and wait until the water is rising above your feet in the shower and you are standing in water for weeks!
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