2 simple methods to unclog your shower drain

Save money and unclog the shower drain with these methods!

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2 simple methods to unclog your shower drain

Before calling a plumber and spend a lot of money to clear a clogged shower drain, try one of these simple methods to remove dirt, or the hair that clog the shower drain too often.

Take the time to read all the steps before you start, to make sure you do not cause more damage to your shower drain. Make sure you have metal pipes to do the 1st method. Boiling water can loosen the seals of pipes if they are not in metal.

These tips are also good for bathtub drains and sink drains clogged with dirt, hair or food.

Your shower will be like new, with one of these simple methods, you can do it in less than an hour.

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Here are two simple methods to do in less than an hour :

1st method : Boiling water :

You will need :

- Water

- A pan

or

- Kettle

Time : 5 minutes

How to do :

1) Boil water in a pan or kettle

2) Pour the boiling water slowly down the drain

Why it works :

Boiling water helps destroy and break up the hair and grime that causing the clog in the shower drain.

IMPORTANT : Use this method only with metal pipes. Boiling water could damage other types of pipies by loosening the seals.

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2nd method : Science is the solution :

You will need :

- Baking soda

- White vinegar

- Water

Time : 1 hour

How to do :

1) Mix 80 g (1/3 cup) of baking soda with 80 ml (1/3 cup) of vinegar (heat it in the microwave, it will be much more efficient)

2) Pour the boiling mixture into the shower drain and use the hook of a wire hanger to remove hair and dirt that clog the shower drain.

3) Leat it sit for 1 hour

4) Then turn on the hot water for 10 minutes to thoroughly rinse the drain

5) Repeat all these steps if necessary

Why it works :

The chemical solution clings to the hair and dirt in the drain and breaks them up to wash the drain thoroughly.

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