Does your shower have standing water or drain too slowly? Hair, lint and bath product residues build up over time to cause your shower drain to clog, but there’s a quick and easy DIY solution to clearing your drain and making your shower drain work properly again.
Steps to unclog a shower drain.
- Step 1 – Buy a drain snake from your local hardware store
- Step 2 – Remove the stopper or strainer on top of the drain. Use a screwdriver if necessary.
- Step 3 – Insert the drain snake into the drain, guiding it through the area where the drainpipe bends.
- Step 4 – Twist and push until you feel it snag onto the clogged area and then slowly pull out the drain snake. Toss away any clogged material.
- Step 5 – You may need to perform the previous step a few times in order to remove the entire clog.
- Step 6 – Replace the stopper or strainer and turn on the shower to test the drainage
If your shower drain remains clogged after using the drain snake, you can also try using a manual auger or plumber’s snake, using a plunger, or pouring a chemical drain opener down the drain.
If your shower drain is still clogged after attempting all these options, please call your property management company or submit a maintenance request to your resident portal. We’re here to help!