Shower Drain 

At S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting, we have extensive shower drain cleaning experience.

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Clear a Blocked Shower Drain Fast

A clogged tub or shower drain can throw a wrench in things when you want to take a hot shower at the end of a long day. Don’t resort to ineffective home remedies or chemicals that won’t truly fix the problem. S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting is ready to respond and get things flowing again ASAP. We do the job right the first time – every time. As an emergency plumber, we’re here to help as soon as you need us.

Consequences of a Blocked Drain

When your shower drain is blocked, it’s not something to ignore. If not addressed, your mild inconvenience can lead to more serious consequences like: 

Unpleasant odors: Blockages can decompose over time, emitting foul odors that can permeate the entire bathroom or even nearby rooms.

Bacterial growth: Stagnant water and organic debris can become breeding grounds for bacteria, fungi, and mold, posing health risks to individuals using the shower.

Damage to plumbing: Persistent blockages can put pressure on pipes, leading to cracks, leaks, or even bursts in extreme cases.

Costly repairs: Blocked drains can lead to extensive plumbing repairs if fixing or replacing damaged pipes is involved. 


What Causes Blocked Shower Drains?

It’s easy to spot the problem – but what actually causes it? The following factors can lead to water backing up:

  • Hair
  • Soap scum
  • Mineral buildup
  • Dirt and debris
  • Small objects
  • Oils and grease
  • Damaged pipes
  • Product buildup
  • Inadequate water flow

Taking some proactive measures and performing regular maintenance can help prevent annoying clogs that require professional help. Using drain strainers, getting regular drain cleaning, and avoiding harsh chemical cleaners are a good first step.

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Our Thorough Process:

  1. Initial assessment: We’ll discuss with you the nature of the blockage, like when it started or if any other drains in the house are clogged. 
  2. Access the drain: We will determine the closest and most convenient point to access the drain. Any obvious debris will be manually removed. 
  3. Blockage removal: Depending on the blockage, we’ll use a special tool like a snake, auger, or even water jet to break up and dislodge the material.
  4. Inspect with camera: If necessary, a CCTV camera will be inserted into the drain to inspect the blockage and ensure it’s gone. This will also be used to check the condition of the pipework.
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Try a Natural Drain Clearing Remedy

S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting is always ready to respond, but homeowners can try this natural solution in order to attempt to dissolve and clear the shower drain blockage naturally: 

  • Pour a cup of baking soda down the drain
  • Follow with an equal amount of white vinegar
  • Allow the mixture to sit and fizz for 30 minutes
  • Flush with hot water to see if it clears

If this mixture doesn’t work, you can always attempt to clear the drain clog with a drain snake or handheld cleaner from a local store like Total Tools. Don’t want to go through all that trouble? We’re here to handle it. 

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Why Choose S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting

We’ve earned a 5-star rating on Google & Facebook with hundreds of reviews for a reason – our unwavering commitment to quality and prompt service. With offices on the north and south side of Brisbane, we get to you fast. 

We offer 24/7 service and honest, upfront pricing. No fine print, no catch. Let us clear your blocked shower drain in Brisbane immediately so you can get back to normal life!

Blocked Drain FAQ’s

How much does it cost to clear a drain?

Luckily, clearing a drain is generally straightforward. We are dedicated to providing transparent, affordable pricing whether the blockage is simple or there is a more complex problem beneath the surface.

Should I plunge a shower drain?

Attempting to plunge a shower drain likely won’t resolve the blockage. The pressure from a plunger is typically not strong enough to break up the debris, and you’re more likely to push the blockage down further in the pipe while it’s still intact. This can lead to even more difficulties with getting your shower to drain and can make the problem worse. A plumber is your best friend!

What are signs of a clogged shower drain?

A blocked drain can manifest in several different ways. Here are some common signs that indicate you have a partial or full blockage: 

  • Water is slow to drain after taking a shower
  • Standing water remains in the tub or shower
  • Smelly odors are coming from the drain
  • You hear gurgling or bubbling when the water is draining
  • There is backup in other drains
  • You’re experiencing frequent minor blockages
  • Debris is coming up the shower drain

Noticing any of these signs? Call us right away!

How soon can you fix my blocked drain?

Speedy service is our specialty. We offer same and next-day appointments for plumbing emergencies, so call us as soon as you notice a problem.

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