How To Clean Shower Drain Of Hair

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Showers are so relaxing.

A cold-water shower on a hot summer day and a hot water shower during winters are therapeutic and relaxing. But what if your shower drain is dirty? What if a bunch of hair is clogging your shower drain and all the water is collected on the surface making your shower place dirty?

Would you still like to take a shower in that place?

Definitely not. but quitting isn’t a solution as well.

You know showers are important and you cannot stop bathing so the only thing you are left with is cleaning the shower drain.

And to help you, to guide and instruct you, we have got you back.

We know exactly how to clean the shower drain of hair and you must note down the important details we are about to provide you.

So, just grab a seat and start reading.

The Essential Cleaning

“I don’t sing in the shower, I perform!”

Why is cleaning the shower drain so important? Won’t the water will ultimately flush all the dirt away? Certainly not.

This is not how it works and sooner or later you have to sit and clean the mess your beautiful hair had created while showering.

So, starting off with how to clean shower drain or if you would like to call it how to clear shower drain.

If you are planning to use a natural drain cleaner for cleaning the drain, then these steps will let you know how to unclog shower drain naturally.

How To Clean Shower Drain Of Hair
How To Clean Shower Drain Of Hair
  • How to clean a shower drain with baking soda and vinegar:
  1. Start with pouring down a cup full of boiling water in the drain that will loosen the garbage inside it.
  2. Then, make a solution by mixing together 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of baking soda (distilled white vinegar works best in this case).
  3. Now pour the baking soda-vinegar mixture in the drain and wait for 15 minutes.
  4. After that, rinse the drain with more boiling water and watch all the hair and dust getting vanished.

And that was your DIY shower drain cleaner that will also help you to remove the hair from the drain in case you are wondering how do I get the hair out of my shower drain?

We have more methods and solutions for your shower drain cleaner so, in-case the baking soda and vinegar doesn’t help you, don’t be dishearten and continue reading to find some best way to clean shower drain.

The Drain cleaning Documentary

“I went to take a shower when the drain reminded me its time for some cleaning.”

Imagine having a rough day and coming back to home and having a long hot water shower that soothes you and takes away all your physical pain and mental worries.

And after having that much needed shower you see your shower drain asking for some help.

A help that says that your drain needs to be clean it thoroughly.

What will you do? You will read some best ways to clean the drain and get back to work.

And on that note, here are answers to a few questions that every person thinks just before cleaning the drain.

Can hair go down the shower drain?

Short hair does not cause much problem while passing through a drain but long hair, in particular, can easily clog drains. The situation worsens because soap causes hair to stick easily to the walls or pipes of the drain creating more problems.

Which is why a proper drain cleaning is required every now and then.

How To Clean Shower Drain Of Hair
How To Clean Shower Drain Of Hair

How to remove shower drain cover?

In order to remove toe touch shower drains that can be opened and closed with your toe, unscrew the drain while it’s open and remove the cap.

For simple/normal drains simply unscrew the cover and detach.

A screwdriver may be required for proper removal in both the cases. Fix it back once the cleaning job is done.

The very next question that must have come to your mind is how to unscrew a shower drain, right?

Here the steps you need to follow.

  1. Begin with setting the drain to its open position.
  2. Now, unscrew the knob on the top of the drain stopper and locate a set-screw underneath.
  3. Use a small screwdriver or a hex key to unscrew it by twisting the entire stopper counterclockwise until it pulls free from its mounting post.

And now its time to understand some more cleaning techniques.

Intense Cleaning Manual

“Wake up, poop, take shower, be awesome.”

Before giving you some gem of information, we have a tip for you.

If you are looking for a homemade drain cleaner for shower then the easiest way to make one is by mixing 1/2 cup of table salt and 1/2 cup of baking soda together. Pour it down in the drain and leave it for about 30 minutes and then pour some boiling water in it. Also, if it’s a tough clog and the drain is old, leave the mixture overnight for best results.

That answers your how to remove old shower drain question as well because this technique will help you in cleaning some old drains easily.

Moving on to the next part of our shower drain unclogger information here’s how to clean a stand up shower:

  1. Remove all of the shampoo bottles, soap, razors, poofs, toys and empty the shower area completely.
  2. Now, ventilate and wet the walls
  3. Then remove the mildew
  4. Apply the shower cleaner and also floor cleaner if you are cleaning the floor areas as well and then wait for some time.
  5. Scrub the shower area and rinse thoroughly 
  6. Wipe the area with a clean and dry cloth
How To Clean Shower Drain Of Hair
How To Clean Shower Drain Of Hair

Reader, you know how do you clean a shower drain trap, right? With the help of baking powder and vinegar.

But do you know how to unclog a shower drain with standing water? Do you need some assistance? Okay then, here are the steps you need to follow for the process:

  1. Clear all the blockage from the drain that is on the surface (whether it’s a har or some toy).
  2. Then let all the standing water pass through the drain that is in the sink or tub
  3. Now, clear the overflow drain if there is one, then plug it with a rag.
  4. Begin plunging the drain, pushing in and out for some time.
  5. Finally, let some hot water run down the drain for 5-10 minutes to clear any other blockages.

And that removes your standing water making the tub/floor/sink absolutely tidy, dry and germ free.

Also, now you are an expert in cleaning and unclogging the drains. So, go and enjoy a nice bubble bath.


There are so many problems related to a single shower drain but the good thing is that there are several solutions to them as well.

Whether to opt for a DIY, cleaning solutions brought from the market, or becoming the plumber yourself. The choice is yours and this choice will further decide the fate of your clogged drain.

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