One Call Plumbing Blog: Archive for July, 2020

How to Use a Plunger to Unclog a Shower Drain in 7 Steps

On a list of the most annoying things in life, a clogged shower drain ranks somewhere between getting stuck in traffic and your neighbor playing their music too loud. But the one good thing is that it’s a nuisance you can actually do something about.
How to Use a Plunger to Unclog a Shower Drain in 7 Steps
Read on to learn how you can resolve most shower clogs on your own with a classic plumbing tool – the plunger.
What causes shower clogs?
The real question should be, what DOESN’T cause shower clogs? Think about how much soap, shampoo, hair, body oils, dirt, and other gunk goes down the drain while bathing, and it’s not surprising that they can get stuck together. The majority of clogs occur in the trap, which is a curved part of the pipe right below the drain.
The blockage can start off small – and you may notice the drain is flowing slower than normal. But eventually, it will build until there’s a complete clog and no water movement. Not only does this …