How to Unclog a Drain
Time Required: Under 2 hours
If your shower isn't draining easily, it usually means there's a clog somewhere in the shower drain line. Fortunately, this is a quick fix. This guide will show you how to quickly remove even the most stubborn clogs from blocked drains.
- Remove the stopper or drain strainer using a screwdriver.
- Use a flashlight to look for hair clogs in the drain opening.
- You can clear most shower drain clogs with a plunger.
- Place the rubber cup of the plunger over the drain opening and run enough water into the shower stall to cover the lip of the cup.
- Move the plunger handle up and down rapidly to force out the clog.
- If the shower drain is still clogged, try a manual auger.
- Squeeze the trigger and turn the handle clockwise to feed the snake.
- Insert the snake into the drain and turn the handle clockwise ten times.
- If necessary, hold the trigger to feed more snake into the drain to repeat the process.
- Continue turning until water flows freely, then pull snake out.
Tip: Add a hair catcher insert to prevent future clogs.