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  • To fix a slow shower drain, start by pulling up the lid and removing any hair clogs that you find. Doing this by hand is often more effective than starting with a chemical product, as chemicals often drip through the hair ball, leaving it intact.

    To fix a slow shower drain, start by pulling up the lid and removing any hair clogs that you find. Doing this by hand is often more effective than starting with a chemical product, as chemicals often drip through the hair ball, leaving it intact.

  • Reliable plumbers are experienced with toilet and shower drain problems of all kinds. Whether you need to unclog a slow running shower drain or clear your home’s sewer main so pipes flow normally, Reliable can help.

    Working near the surface of a shower drain with tweezers to catch hair is fine, but trying to reach inside with sharp objects could damage your pipes. Any clog that cannot be cleared with simple hair removal should be referred to a professional plumber. A pro will diagnose and unclog a slow running shower drain in a fast and affordable way.

     Re: Slow Shower Drain
    Author: KCRoto (MO)

    If the trap looks like this: then it should be able to be cabled out. If it looks like: or then I wouldn't touch it. The lower left picture has very tight bends that wouldn't allow a proper cleaning, the lower right allows the snake to tie itself into a knot in the trap. While I don't endorse the practice, I have seen people cut an access hole in the top of the pipe to snake it out, then tape it back shut. It isn't a good practice, and in any situation that a leak could cause damage, it isn't a safe one simply because of the chance of water damage. I still stand by the fact that you need an electrician and a competent licensed plumber to rectify the situation.

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  •  Re: Slow Shower Drain
    Author: hj (AZ)

    quote; I have seen people cut an access hole in the top of the pipe to snake it out, then tape it back shut.

    I have done it when it was impossible to snake the line properly, usually because of an improper back to back installation. I either insert an expansion "freeze plug" or put a repair clamp over the hole to seal it.

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    Among plumbing problems that occur in nearly every Georgia household, clogged shower drains may be the most common. Hair is constantly flowing into drains, and this can stop water from flowing properly. Eventually, you will have water rising at your feet and a problem that needs immediate attention. Nevertheless, it is not time to rush into fixes that cause more harm than good. Here are the do’s and don’ts when you need to unclog a slow running shower drain.

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When you notice the water in your shower or bath tub is not flowing down your drain easily, you might be tempted to call the plumber. Slow drains are caused by clogs created by hair and other gunk blocking the drain. However, you don't need to call the plumber right away, as you do have options available to you to address slow shower drains before you wrack up a plumber bill.