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Shower Drain

my drain is backed up, whats a good home remedy to un-clog it?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:24 AM on Dec. 31, 2010 in Home & Garden

Answers (5)
  • Open it up and take whatever's clogging it out.

    A drain snake is cheap to buy, and cheaper still to rent. Until you remove the clog (or make your landlord do it) you'll have recurring problems, no matter what you do.

    When it's been cleared, use a half-cup of baking soda and a full kettle of boiling water monthly to keep it clear of everything.

    Never pour grease or coffee grounds down a drain, and take the hair out of any drains it gets caught in (showers, sinks) regularly.

    Answer by LindaClement at 1:29 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • You can also try using a wire hanger to fish out the hair that's down there.

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:30 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • @LindaClement is on the same page - that's what I was going to suggest! LOL

    Answer by BryRon at 8:21 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • a plunger!!! it works. Fill the tub with a little water, than put the plunger over the drain, and plunge away =)

    Answer by kaileymom79 at 1:57 PM on Jan. 1, 2011

  • use vinegar instead of water on the baking soda and then plunge

    Answer by mrsljamieson at 5:04 PM on Jan. 1, 2011

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