Here in the United States, we love our long, daily showers. However, it can be quite unsettling to have the water runoff start to gather around our feet until we are standing in several inches of dirty, soapy water! When you have a clogged drain, whether in the shower or in other drains of your home, there are a few things that you can try to dislodge it before calling in the experts.
1. Baking soda and vinegar– Every child has been mesmerized by the chemical reaction between these two common kitchen items. By pouring baking soda and vinegar down your drain and following up with a tea kettle of boiling water after a few minutes, you can actually clear a minorly clogged drain.
2. Plunger– You know the iconic plunger with a wooden handle and red rubber bottom? That is actually designed for drains, not toilets. Try using this in conjunction with the above method for more stubborn clogs.
3. Snake– There are many at-home items you can buy to pull a clog out if the clog will not move forward. These “snakes” are usually long, barbed, thin, made of plastic, and excellent at removing clogs.
4. Prevention– While this isn’t technically a way to repair a clogged drain, it is still worth mentioning! If you have long hair, take care to brush it before you shower to lessen the chance of it creating a clogged drain. Furthermore, use products that block or go into your drain and catch hair, so it can’t create a clog.
By following these simple steps, you can be on your way to free-flowing water once more! If you still need help with your clogged drain, don’t hesitate to call in our professionals at Carolina Plumbing & Repair.