Unclogging a Shower Drain

How can I fix a slow shower drain?

By Steve from Pa

January 9, 20100 found this helpful
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I used the method that has been posted several times on Thriftyfun for unstopping a toilet. Pour Dawn dish detergent down the drain and let it sit a few minutes. Then pour boiling water down drain. Afterwards, I used the plunger and it unstopped the drain immediately. Amazing.

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June 10, 20100 found this helpful
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Before you try using a drain cleaner try using a baby bottle brush. Get one that has a wire type handle so it can be bent. When you get it in twirl it around and in and out to get hair and debris dislodged. Repeat as need to clean the hair off the baby bottle brush. I then used a plunger while the water was running. Worked for me! Don't use the baby bottle brush again for your baby's bottles.

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August 23, 20160 found this helpful

I use a fine crochet and it pulls it right out.

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November 21, 20100 found this helpful
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The Dawn/plunger route worked great! Thanks for the tip!

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January 8, 20100 found this helpful

Drain Clear by Enforcer. An enzyme. Safe. Very effective. Clears drains of years of collection.

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January 21, 20100 found this helpful

Don't do Drano, as it can harm the pipes. I think I'll try the Dawn detergent route.

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