Top Tips For Unblocking Your Shower

There’s nothing worse than a blocked shower, and once you have one it can be very hard to rectify. We’d love to be able to clear it up quickly and easily but if it’s been that way for a while, it’s not going to be quite so easy to resolve it. When you have a blocked shower, it can be unhygienic and increasingly difficult to use, so today, we’ve come up with some top tips to unblock your shower. We’re an experienced team who’ve worked with drainage issues for many years so you’re in safe hands!

Can you see what the blockage is?

The first thing to do is identify the blockage, and it’s likely that you’ll find it’s hair and soap scum. Try pulling out as much as you can with your hands first, you can also use a coat hanger or a pair of pliers, after that try running the water to see if the drain has recovered.


The friendly plunger is your next stop. At this point use the plunger without resorting to chemicals and try to see if you can dislodge whatever’s blocking it. Try doing it a couple of times to see what happens.

Plumber’s Snake

You can buy one of these for a reasonable price. All it consists of is a long cable that’s attached to a handle. What you do is feed it down the drain until you reach the clog, turn the handle and bring it gently back up. Run the water then and test the drain to see if you’ve successfully removed the clog.

It may be that the blockage is big, and if this is the case keep turning the handle until what’s clogging the drain is broken up into bits so it’s easier to pull back up. You can repeat this process more than once until you see all of what’s clogging the drain right up.

Baking soda and vinegar

This is a great home solution to blocked drains and one you can make up quickly yourself. Make sure you create an equal amount of vinegar to baking soda and with the chemical reaction from both, once it’s poured in it should remove the blockage.

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If that doesn’t work, then you may find it’s time to call in the drainage professionals. That’s what we’re here for. We’re experts in drain management and if you have a blockage that really is proving hard to displace, then perhaps it’s time to get in touch. We’re here to help, contact us and we’ll be more than happy to talk it through before we pay you a visit.