Clogged Shower Drain Cleaning
Serving Vancouver WA | Portland OR
More than likely, your shower drain is clogged due to hair and soap scum. Often times, clogged bathtub drains are pretty shallow and easily fixable, but other times, clogs can build up slowly over time, deep down under your fixtures, and become incredibly stubborn to repair on your own. Pacific Plumbing & Drain Services is here to offer those in the Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR areas superior shower drain cleaning services quickly and efficiently.
Clearing a Clogged Tub Drain
From our professional experience, most shower and tub clogs can be resolved without calling a professional. The trickiest part of cleaning clogged tub drain tends to be removing the drop stopper. Every drop stopper seems to be a little different, and many times a screw driver is needed to properly remove it.
First check to see if you can unscrew off the knob used to lift the stopper. The most commonly found drop stoppers have a knob that screws off unveiling the screw cap. If you are able to unscrew the knob, the screw cap underneath simply requires a few turns with a screwdriver to remove it completely. Once it has been removed you can use a coat hanger to scoop up the hair and soap scum clogging the pipe.
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Other drop stoppers release when they are pushed down on twice. The first push typically seals the drain and the second releases the drop stopper allowing you to quickly screw it off.
Older shower/tub combinations tend to have the lever stopper variation of a drop stopper. With this type of drop stopper, the lever connected to the overflow plate must be flipped down which allows easy removal of the drain screen. Once the drain screen is removed you should be easily able to retrieve the junk clogging the drain.
Clogged Shower Drains
When attempting at home shower and tub drain remedies, be sure to not push clogs down the drain and instead try to pull them up and out of the drain. Pushing clogs further down pipes can result in hard clogs that become increasingly difficult to resolve. If you attempted to clear your shower or tub drain with no avail, call Pacific Plumbing & Drain Services today and we will get it cleared out and ready for use.