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What to do about a blocked shower

//What to do about a blocked shower

What to do about a blocked shower

2021-03-03T10:27:05+00:00March 1st, 2021|

At Sydney Blocked Drains, we are here to help if you are having a problem with a blocked shower drain. With many techniques up our sleeve, we are able to resolve your blocked shower with minimal fuss.

Water pooling around your feet as you shower is an unpleasant experience. Left unchecked, a blocked shower drain can eventually result in water or even sewerage backing up and coming out of the drain. That is the last thing you want in your shower. If you have a blocked shower drain, read on for advice to get it back into proper working order.

There are some home methods to unblock a stubborn shower drain. You can try these to ward off a crisis before you call in the professionals but be aware that these methods may only yield temporary relief from your blocked drain.

Many people swear by using a solution of baking soda and vinegar to clear out a stubborn blocked drain. Both baking soda and vinegar are handy household cleaning products, either combined or in isolation. The fizzing reaction can help to dislodge dirt and grease. You can attempt this method on your blocked shower drain without too much fuss. There is no need to mix the solution before putting it down the drain, making it a relatively clean method. Simply pour a good amount of baking soda down the blocked drain, followed by an equal amount of vinegar. Refrain from using the drain for a few hours afterwards, then simply rinse the solution down using hot or boiling water. For a minor blockage, this may just do the trick.

Avoid using harsh chemicals, even if they are marketed as being for blocked drains. If gentle home remedies do not work, or do not provide lasting results, then you will need the attention of a plumber. Give us a call at Sydney Blocked Drains and we will be able to sort out the blockage quickly.

Once you have resolved your blocked shower, consider if there could have been any way to prevent or avoid that situation and adjust your habits accordingly. To avoid getting a blocked shower drain in future, you may have to change your habits to ensure your drainage system is treated well. Washing hair down the shower drain is innocuous at first, but over time can result in severe and unpleasant blockages. Some hair will always be lost to the drain while you are washing, but you can avoid the temptation to wash stray hairs down the drain when you are scrubbing the shower or tub. On a regular basis after you shower, you should gently pull out any hairs that are caught in the drain and throw them in the bin. It should go without saying that any bathroom waste should not be disposed of down the drain. If this is a problem in your household, placing small bins in each bathroom will provide a convenient alternative that saves your shower from getting blocked.

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