Clogged shower drains happen more often than one would like, as soap scum combines with debris, dirt, and hair, forming clogs that cause slow draining and even complete blocking of the drain.
Needless to say, a shower drain that doesn’t remove the water fast enough is a nuisance. It can also lead to the accumulation of water on the shower floor, which can encourage the formation of mold and mildew and can lead to water damage and even more costly plumbing repairs if the issue is not solved in time.
What Is Drano?
Drano is a gel clog remover that you pour down the problematic drain, allowing it to dissolve the debris and scum that formed there. It works fantastic on gunky clogs and can be used in shower drains, sinks, bathtubs, garbage disposals, and laundry sinks.
This is a product that foams and clings to the debris in your drain, dissolving it and making it flow further down the drain. Its formula is based on a bleach solution that is strong enough to remove the clog but doesn’t damage the pipes when used properly.
Can You Use Drano in Your Shower Drain?
The shower drain is particularly prone to clogs, as a lot of hair, dirt, and soap are washed off every day, pooling and clinging to each other if maintenance is not done frequently enough. If you are experiencing this problem, try pouring hot water, vinegar, and baking soda or using a plunger or drain snake to physically remove the clog.
If the problem persists, use Drano. The product should cling to the debris and dissolve it.
If the clog is really stubborn and this method doesn’t seem to work either, then it’s time to call a plumber who can inspect the issue further. A professional plumber has the knowledge, resources, and tools to investigate your drains, get to the root cause of your clog and fix it.
Do You Have a Shower Drain Clog? Contact Us
If you are having trouble with a shower drain that is clogged or draining slowly, call a plumber. It might need a deep cleaning or further operations to ensure that it will function properly and not cause any mold, mildew, or other issues down the line.
We at Anytime Plumbing have years of experience under our belt and we are capable of detecting the issue with ease, proposing the best, most cost-effective solution to your problem. Save yourself the headache and call a professional whenever your shower drain is clogged.
Contact us for an appointment and a reliable price estimate. We offer our high-quality service around Santa Cruz and love to see customers satisfied with the final result and the service they have received.
Don’t hesitate to contact us at any time. We offer emergency plumbing services too and are available 24/7.