Clogged Shower Drain?

Ottawa Shower Drain Clog Removal Service

Wherever you have lived, at one point or another you’ve probably experienced a clogged shower drain. Picture taking a nice long shower the suddenly “uh oh!” you’re ankle-deep in water. Your shower has turned into a shallow bath.

A clogged shower drain is a nuisance for any homeowner to deal with. It’s a stubborn drain to clean. Like everything, the best cure for a clogged shower is prevention.

However, if it’s too late to prevent a shower blockage, we’ve got some advice that may help, and we’re always happy to provide you with shower drain cleaning services!

Clogged Showers

Blocked Shower Drain Services

Shower Drain Clog Removal

If a shower drain clog can’t be easily pulled out, you may need a professional drain cleaner. This is because the drainpipes are often inaccessible, and snaking the clogged drains through the shower overflow is often the best solution.

Our drain technicians are some of the best fixers of a clogged shower Ottawa has to offer! We’ll get your slow drains up to speed in no time, so your feet don’t soak while you’re standing in the shower!

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Drain Cleaning

Slower drains are usually an indicator that you have a partially blocked shower drain. A partial blockage is the precursor to a clogged drain. When you have slow drains, they can sometimes be fixed with a homemade drain cleaner that we’ll discuss below. However, if the homemade drain cleaner doesn’t fix your bathtub drains, we’d advise hiring a local drain cleaning service provider before your slow drain becomes a clogged drain!

Professional Drain Cleaning Hydro Jetting

Hydro Jetting

As years pass by and shower drains are used, drain pipes can build up all sorts of gunk like soap scum, grease, hair, and other particles. While water may continue to drain, the gunk will accumulate and block more and more of the interior of the pipe. It’s not a bad idea to have your drains power washed from time to time. We provide a hydro jetter service where we use a special pressure washer designed for plumbers to clean the inside of your plumbing system. This powerful machine can make your drain system like-new!

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Drain Backup

If you flush a toilet and water rises up from the shower drain, you are dealing with a drain backup! A toilet backing up into shower indicates that a drain is blocked further down the line, and it’s affecting the toilet and the shower (and, possible other fixtures). The solution is similar to a standard blockage. We use the same drain cleaning equipment, locate the blockage, and destroy it. Recurring drain backups, however, may indicate that you have an issue with your drain system, such as improper sloping. If you’re dealing with reoccurring drain backups, you may want to consider having a plumbing camera inspection! If sewage is backing up from your basement shower drain, you may also want to consider installing a backwater valve.

Drain Replacement

Drain Replacement

If the issue causing your drain blockage is severe enough, sometimes you need to repipe drain pipes. This is usually for more serious issues, like plumbing mistakes that aren’t to code. However, sometimes it’s due to drain clogs that are so bad they can’t be cleaned.

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Emergency Plumbing Services

Clogged drains in your shower are considered by many a plumbing emergency. When you need an emergency plumbing service, John The Plumber is happy to help! We have weekend plumbers, after-hours plumbers, and emergency plumbers on standby. We pride ourselves on our ability to serve Ottawa residents faster than anyone. When you need a world-class plumber and you need it fast, John The Plumber is the last plumber you’ll ever need to call!

Why Choose John The Plumber for Clogged Shower Repair?

Whether you need a plumber in Nepean or anywhere else in the city, no other plumber can schedule you in and solve your problems quicker than John The Plumber.

We offer same-day and next-day service so that we can take care of our customers when they need it.

Our professional plumbers are clean, presentable, and friendly. They show up on time and prepared. And, they’re some of the best plumbers in the city.

When you need plumbing services to fix clogged drains, we’re your fast, friendly, and reliable plumbing experts!

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Experienced, Licensed Ottawa Plumbers

What Do Our Customers Say About Our Shower Drain Services?

I found these guys online and they were great. They were on time, polite and professional. They helped resolve a drain issue in my shower and upon further inspection found the root of the problem. They were able to assist in providing a quote for the major repairs and did not push in needed services. I would recommend to anyone looking for reliable and honest plumbers. I would give 6 stars if I could after having negative experiences in the past with others in the profession.
Garrett and Dawson were friendly and professional, gave a clear quote on the job early on and cleared our very clogged drain while explaining the steps. They were tidy, efficient and went beyond the basics to set us up to avoid problems in the future. I can’t comment on the price but it wasn’t totally out of line.
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Tips On Handling And Preventing Shower Blockages

What causes clogged shower drains?

Shower drains and bathtub drains can become clogged easily because of all the hair and soap that travels down them.

Every time you take a shower particles from the soap can stick to the insides of the drain and build up over time. From there, the gunk catches anything else that goes down the drain including hair.

If you notice that the water isn’t draining as fast as it used to in your shower, have a look in the drain. Most drains will have a sort of X or + looking metal piece. You’ll likely see a build-up of hair over this. We know it’s gross and slimy but if you want you can reach down and pull out as much of it as you can.

You can also use a pair of tweezers so you don’t have to touch it. Usually, this will help a lot, so long as you get as much as you can see.

If this doesn’t do it, consider hiring professional drain cleaners like John The Plumber, and we’ll be happy to solve all your drain problems!

How can I unclog a drain?

If you’ve taken out as much hair and grime as you can and the water still isn’t going down the shower drain then the problem may be deeper then you can see. This is when you can try a few other methods to see if you can solve the issue yourself.

Boiling Water for Clogged Showers

This is probably the most common solution. You’ll just need a small pot of boiling water and a small amount of salt and you might just break up that thick clog deep in the drain in no time.

Baking Soda and Vinegar for Clogged Showers

This one can be both fun and beneficial for your shower drain. Add some baking soda to the drain, start with about 1/4 cup. Then add some vinegar a small amount at a time until you hear and see it start foaming. Watch the fun and wait for it to stop, then pour a bit of boiling water down the drain. This should help clearing that stubborn drain clog.

A Plunger to unclog a shower

You may think that a plunger is just for your toilet, but it can be used for other drains in your house as well. Just be a bit more gentle with it. Place it over the drain and utilize it’s suction to dislodge the clog. This is really handy if you still have water in the bathtub. This way you can tell if it’s working right away when the water starts to drain.

My Shower is Still Clogged!!

At this point, you may be looking at a much larger issue in your clogged shower drain. If you’ve tried the methods above and they have failed, you might need to call and schedule a drain cleaning service with one of our clogged drain experts. They will be happy to help you with your clogged drain issues.

How to prevent shower blockages?

Blocked drains in your bathtub drain can often be avoided.

We recommend using a shower strainer. A shower strainer will catch a lot of hair before it enters the drain, which will prevent one of the main ingredients of a shower blockage!

Additionally, we recommend using the Baking Soda and Vinegar drain cleaning method mentioned above.

Simply pour about half a cup of baking soda into your shower drain followed by half a cup of white vinegar. Let it fizzle for about fifteen minutes, then flush it down with hot water!

Repeat this every month, and you’ll likely reduce the need for drain cleaning services in your home!

Our Ottawa Shower Clog Service Area

Near and far, John The Plumber and his team of licensed Ottawa plumbers will travel to help customers with all residential plumbing services.

Ottawa • Ottawa Downtown • Kanata • Barrhaven • Nepean • Orleans • Stittsville • Alta Vista • Bells Corners • Blackburn Hamlet • Carp • Centre Town • Findlay Creek • Glen Cairn • Greely • Hawthorne Park • Kars • Manotick • Metcalfe • Osgoode • Richmond • Sandy Hill • The Glebe and BEYOND!

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