How do you unclog clogged drains?

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My shower keeps clogging up.
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  • Johanne Loubert Johanne Loubert on Dec 27, 2014
    When it just starts to clog, I put 1/4 cup of baking soda in the drain and add 2 liters of boiled water and lets stand for 15 minutes then rinse. Usually, the problem is soap that sticks to the plumbing. Take care, the baking soda react to hot water. It's ecologic, so there's no problem if you forget to rinse and you can retry right away.
  • Luc Hobbit Luc Hobbit on Dec 27, 2014
    Carbonated beverages.....
  • Pat Helmer Pat Helmer on Dec 27, 2014
    Have used those little hair grabber tools from TV. Can find them in most stores that carry the tv products. Have really helped.
  • MsLady Lanee MsLady Lanee on Dec 27, 2014
    Baking soda and vinegar
  • L L on Dec 27, 2014
    I just had this happen to me last week, after giving our long black haired dog a bath. Got the wet/dry vac out, and put it over the drain area. Turned machine on, and Oh Wow, did the hair come up easily. Then, I did use one of those hair grabber tools to get way down the drain. Even more hair came up, this time from the other dog, with blonde hair, that was done months ago.
  • Julie Julie on Dec 27, 2014
    Years ago a plumber suggested baking soda, bleach and hot boiling water and let it stand as long as possible. Great for regular maintenance. We do it when we leave for town for a couple of days.
  • Jennifer Valerio Jennifer Valerio on Dec 27, 2014
    If too tough it calls for silicone
  • Carole Carole on Dec 27, 2014
    When you manage to unclog it, I would suggest using some sort of net or mesh device over your shower drain to catch hair in future. It will prevent the same thing happening again. Prevention is always better option than cure! Hair is usually the culprit when shower drains clog.
  • Beth Barnett Beth Barnett on Dec 28, 2014
    I also used baking soda and vinegar, let it sit for at least 20 minutes and chase it with boiling water. If it is still slow running or clogged, get the plunger! It really helps things along if vinegar and baking soda don't work all the way. I haven't had to snake or use one of those plastic zips yet, but I would try that if the plunger fails.
  • Pam Scherer Pam Scherer on Jan 03, 2015
    Baking soda and vinegar followed by a pot of boiling water.
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