A blocked shower can be a massive inconvenience. The mornings are enough of a struggle as it is, without a shower that slowly fills around your ankles – not to mention how unsanitary it is. It’s not always easy to call out a drainage specialist, especially if you work full time and are rarely at home during the day. This is why we’ve created a few DIY methods you can try first…
- The Plunging Method – This is usually the first protocol when you have a blocked toilet or plughole. If you’ve removed all the hair and build up in and around your plughole and are still experiencing rising water, or if water just isn’t draining at all, it’s time to grab a plunger! Placing a plunger on the opening and pumping up and down could fix this. Give it a try and if it doesn’t make a difference, consider Tip 2.
- The Chemical Treatment – This is a more aggressive technique to unblocking your drains, which is why it’s recommended you try plunging first. You can find chemical treatments for unblocking drains in your local supermarket. Pour some of the solution down your drain and leave to work for around 30 minutes before pouring hot water down to wash it out. If this hasn’t worked, it’s time for Tip 3.
- The Professional Input Route – If after both methods one and two, you are still experiencing a blockage, it’s time to call a professional. Anymore fiddling with the drain could damage the system and shower, leaving you with an even bigger, more expensive issue – something you definitely don’t need around Christmas time.
There are a number of things that can cause a shower blockage. The main culprit being hair! However, if you’re finding that despite your efforts to prevent hair sneaking into your drain and plughole, you may have a bigger issue. Drains Aid are drainage specialists based in and around Yorkshire. For more advice on blocked drains, you can contact them on 0800 0180123.