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    Best way to unclog the shower drain?

    Plumbers

    Hi is bleach the best way to unclog shower drains or do I need to hire someone to clean them properly?

    Asked by Everson on 11th Apr 2020
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    Scott Property Maintenance

    "Best way will have to be by hand. Most shower wastes have a removable top and then a small cup that can be taken out and cleaned. It’s usually hair that needs to be physically pulled out. Detergents won’t dissolve the hair. If your unsure I would hire someone like myself to show you."

    Answered on 11th Apr 2020 - Member since Jul 2016 - report
    Nuwarmth

    "Usually that doesn't work. You should be able to remove the top access of the shower drain and remove a plastic part that allows you to clear any blockage (usually hair in a shower)"

    Answered on 24th Apr 2020 - Member since Dec 2016 - report
    CJ Plumbing

    "I would recommend that you phone a professional
    Plumber to sort your problem out as bleach will only clean the drain"

    Answered on 28th Apr 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Ocean Bathrooms

    "If you want to have a go yourself you could try a plunger but why is it clogged apart from the obvious or is there a problem with the waste?"

    Answered on 11th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    C M Property Maintenance

    "There is usually a cup under the cover and you can usually take it out and clean it."

    Answered on 11th Apr 2020 - Member since Jul 2018 - report
    Thatssohandy

    "I would first try a good quality drain unblocked Wilkos due a few different one. If not and you can source some try caustic soda."

    Answered on 11th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2018 - report
    Profile Plumbers

    "If you buy a pump plunger or you can use acid one shot but be careful and read instructions"

    Answered on 7th May 2020 - Member since May 2018 - report
    MW Gas and Plumbing

    "Hi
    Cheap bleach can often make a blockage worse. And stay away from mr muscle
    Proper strength drain cleaner may work but as it's probably hair that has clogged the best way to clear it is to get someone out
    Many thanks
    Mitch
    MW GAS AND PLUMBING"

    Answered on 11th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Chris Lupu

    "Hi, if is filled with hair, it will require someone to take the trap our for a proper cleaning. Otherwise may work with bleach. Good luck!"

    Answered on 11th Apr 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Pink Building Services

    "Hire a professional that can remove the shower trap and clean both that and the waste pipework property."

    Answered on 11th Apr 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report

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