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11th September 2020


No one likes to be standing in a pool of cold water during a shower, so here are some tips to unblock a clogged shower drain and how you can help prevent them.


Although clearing a clogged shower drain can be done by one of engineers, to save you the hassle and a bit of money there are a few things you can do first. If it is a particularly stubborn clogged shower drain and you can't get things moving again then please give us a call.


What are the causes of a clogged shower drain?

In showers a big culprit for clogged shower drains is hair as it is non-biodegradable and will catch on the uneven pipe walls and build-up over time. This is added to by soap scum, skin flakes and limescale which will all help create the obstruction in your drains.


How can you prevent it?

You could invest in a shower drain catcher which will catch the hair and other debris, every so often you will need to pull the shower catcher up to clean it and remove the caught debris. This will help you a lot to prevent regular clogged shower drains.


How to get rid of a clogged shower drain?

  1. First you can try the natural way using a few household items of baking soda, vinegar and boiling water. 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 so that the reaction can effectively work at dissolving the blockage.
  2. If the blockage is not that big and heavy, you can try using drain rods by yourself to remove the blockage in the pipeline.
  3. You can also try using chemical cleaners to unblock the shower drain. These can be quite good as a lot of the time the blockages are made up of grease which will dissolute quickly with a chemical cleaner.

If you can't seem to remove what is clogging your shower drain, then don’t worry as Metro Rod North London have a team of experienced engineers who will be able to help find a solution for you.


Metro Rod North London offer services across Tottenham, Highbury, Hamstead, Barnet, Enfield and 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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