Portland Plumber: How to Clear Your Shower Drain Clog

Ever take a shower standing in a few inches of backed-up water, along with a nasty mix of hair, suds, and grime? Shower drain clogs are unsanitary and well, flat-out gross, and we know you want to fix the problem right away.

There are quick fixes you can do at home to at least temporarily alleviate the problem, but we know from experience that many of these rushed techniques act merely as band-aids that don’t get to the root of the problem. They may even cause further damage to your home’s piping system.

What do the Experts Suggest?

Shower drain clogs are caused by a collection of soap, hair, shampoo, and other bath products that leave a build-up of sediment deposits in your pipes. One of the best ways to remove a clog for good is to use a motorized snake. Our snakes come with a variety of capabilities that include cutting boards, cutting blades, and corkscrews that work to remove even the toughest clogs.

  1. Call a professional:

    Sure, you can try to remove a clog on your own, but chances are you will only move it to a harder-to-reach location down your pipe. This means the clog will only return and be even worse the next time around. You also run the risk of damaging your pipe by using an improper tool, unfortunately causing a far worse plumbing problem!

  2. Avoid liquid plumber solutions:

    They work, they do—but only temporarily, and in that time, they are damaging your pipes.

    3 Mountains Plumbing has been fixing shower drain clogs in the greater Portland area for over a decade. Our professionals are trained and certified journeymen plumbers who provide excellent customer service and a delightful plumbing experience.

    The costs of purchasing liquid plumber solutions and performing other do-it-yourself drain clog removal methods at home will only cost more money in the long run.

    1. If you want to effectively remove a shower drain clog for good, contact the experts at 3 Mountains Plumbing.

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