To make sure that your bathroom stays fresh-smelling and functional at all times, it’s crucial to check shower drains for blockages.
All you need to do is to follow a few simple tips to make sure that they stay clear and functional. Here are some that can help you out:
Remove visible debris
Put on some rubber gloves and use a pair of tweezers or pliers to pull out debris like hair or other large particles that may be clogging your shower drains.
Be cautious not to push the debris further down the drain, as this can worsen the blockage.
Use a plunger
You could also try using a plunger to unclog anything blocking the shower drain.
Fill the shower tray or tub with enough water to cover the bottom of the plunger, then place the plunger over the opening and push down firmly to create suction to unclog the drain.
Homemade drain cleaner
Mix 1/2 cup of baking soda with 1/2 cup of vinegar in a measuring cup and you’ll have a clean and eco-friendly shower drain blockage solution.
The mixture will fizz, so pour it immediately down the drain and let it sit for about 30 minutes to allow the chemical reaction to break down the blockage. Don’t forget to flush it away after.
Chemical drain cleaner
If the clog persists, you may need to use a brand-store chemical drain cleaner.
It’s important to use these with caution as they can be harmful to your skin and eyes.
Make sure to open windows or turn on a ventilation fan to ensure proper air circulation and wear gloves before applying it to the problematic drain and flushing with hot water.
Clog-free shower drains can keep your bathroom free from complications that could compromise the cleanliness of your home as a whole.
Professional cleaners can also make sure that the rest of your home is clean and well-maintained. Hire one from Clean House Services today!