Best Tips to Fix a Clogged Drain in Your Shower or Bath

Clogged Drain Longview TXA variety of factors can cause a clogged drain, with the most common being soap residue and hair accumulation. While a clogged drain may seem like an enormous plumbing problem to solve, you can take care of it yourself by following a few simple steps.

Boiling Water
First, check to see if your clogged drain is in a metal or PVC pipe. If it’s a metal pipe, go ahead with this solution. For a PVC pipe, move on to the other solutions below. You can quickly remove the clog in your drain using boiled water. Be careful while pouring the boiling water to prevent any burns. Fill your kettle with water and allow it to boil for one minute. Unplug your kettle (if it’s an electric kettle) and slowly pour the hot water directly into your clogged drain. A slow pour will enable the hot water to break up the clog.

Baking Soda and Vinegar
This solution uses the chemical reaction of combining baking soda and vinegar to remove the clog from your drain. Put a third of a cup of baking soda into a container. Add a third of a cup of vinegar to the baking soda. Once the mixture begins to make a fizzing sound pour it into the drain. Allow the mixture to sit in the pipe for about an hour. Finally, turn on the hot water faucet and allow the tap to run for a minute or so to flush the clog out of the drain.

You won’t need a real snake for this solution, but rather a snake tool that can make its way to the clogged area of your drain. You can create a snake tool using a wire coat hanger or purchase one from your local hardware store. Begin by using a screwdriver to remove the cover of the shower drain. Next put on a pair of rubber gloves to protect your hands from anything you may pull out of the drain. Force the snake tool down into the drain to remove any accumulated hair and soap residue. Pull the snake tool back out of the drain. If necessary follow up this solution with boiling water or the baking soda vinegar mixture depending on the type of plumbing you have in your shower. Finally, replace the shower drain cover.

If you are experiencing clogged drain issues in Longview TX, contact Bird Dog Plumbing at 903-225-22762 to get help today!

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