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14th June 2021


We know how inconvenient it can be when you need to unblock a drain and a shower is no different.

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When you’re taking a shower after a long day you don’t want to be standing in a puddle of cold, dirty water that won’t drain. Metro Rod Deeside want to help you with this. This guide will tell you the main causes of a blocked shower so you can avoid them. There are also a couple of things you can do to try and unblock a shower yourself. 

Main causes of a blocked shower

It’s not surprising that the main culprit for blocked shower drains is hair. Hair is non-biodegradable so will buildup over time. It can become caught on the uneven pipe walls and be added to with soap scum and limescale.

How to prevent blockages

To help prevent a buildup of hair and other material, we recommend buying a shower drain catcher which will catch all the hair and make it easier to remove from your shower. You will have to remember the clean the catcher when necessary to keep it working effectively.

Unblock a shower

There are a couple of effective home remedies you can try to unblock a shower before calling for professional help.

    1. Mixing baking soda and vinegar together forms a reaction which helps remove blockages. Pour 1 cup of baking soda down the drain, followed by 2 cups of boiling water. Then add another cup of baking soda and then 2 cups of vinegar. Try to make sure that the mix goes as far down the drain as possible
    2. If you take a wire clothes hanger and straighten it out as much as you can, then using the hook end you can try fishing out whatever gunk is causing the blockage in your sink or drain. Remember to be careful as you do this, as you don’t want to be pushing the blockage further down the drain. When you think you’ve got as much out as you can, run the hot water and hopefully it will drain as normal.

If you are unable to get your shower draining properly it might be that the problem is more stubborn or further down the pipe work. If this is the case then don’t worry as Metro Rod Deeside can have a look and figure out the next best thing to do. With our range of drain unblocking techniques you can be sure your shower will draining as normal again.


Metro Rod Deeside offers services across Deeside and the surrounding areas. Dealing with blocked drains, drain repair, CCTV surveys and septic tank maintenance. We believe in simple things and make sure we follow them through; available 24/7, professional, value for money service during and after the job and peace of mind in the fact that all our engineers are highly trained, DBS checked and fully insured.

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