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What to do about a blocked shower


At Sydney Block Drains, we are here to help if you have a problem with a blocked shower drain. With many techniques up our sleeve, we can resolve your blocked shower with minimal fuss. 

Water pooling around your feet as you shower is an unpleasant experience. Left unchecked, a blocked shower drain can eventually result in water or sewage backing out of the drain. That is the last thing you want in your shower. If you have a blocked shower drain, read on for advice to get it back into proper working order.

There are some home methods to unblock a stubborn shower drain. You can try these to ward off a crisis before you call in the professionals but be aware that these methods may only yield temporary relief from your block drain.


1. Baking soda and vinegar

Many swear by using a solution of baking soda and vinegar to clear out a stubborn blocked drain. Baking soda and vinegar are handy household cleaning products and effective, combined or in isolation. The fizzing reaction can help to dislodge dirt and grease. You can attempt this method on your blocked shower drain without fuss. Mixing the solution before putting it down the drain is not necessary, making it a relatively clean method. 

Pour a good amount of baking soda down the blocked drain, followed by an equal amount of vinegar. Refrain from using the drain for a few hours afterwards, then rinse the solution down using hot or boiling water. For a minor blockage, this may do the trick.


2. Avoid using harsh chemicals.

If gentle home remedies do not work or do not provide lasting results, you will need a plumber’s attention. Give us a call at Sydney Blocked Drains, and we will be able to sort out the blockage quickly. Once you have resolved your blocked shower, consider if there could have been any way to prevent or avoid that situation and adjust your habits accordingly to avoid getting a blocked shower. 


3. Avoid throwing hair down the drain.

Washing hair down the shower drain is innocuous at first, but over time can result in severe and unpleasant blockages. Some hair will always be lost to the drain while you are washing, but you can avoid the temptation to wash stray hairs down the drain when scrubbing the shower or bath. Regularly after you shower, you should gently pull out any hairs caught in the drain and throw them in the bin. 

It should go without saying that you should never dispose of any bathroom waste down the drain. If this is a problem in your household, placing small bins in each bathroom will provide a convenient alternative that saves your shower from getting blocked.


Our blocked drain specialists can help you with any of your blocked drain concerns. If all else fails, call us at 1300 403 201. 

One of the Director of Sydney Blocked Drains.

Patrick Noone

Director of Sydney Blocked Drains

Patrick Noone is a highly skilled and experienced professional in the plumbing industry, with a particular focus on blocked drains. As the director of Sydney Blocked Drains, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every job he undertakes.

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