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Tub Not Draining or Shower Stoppage

Bathtub or shower drain clogs can be annoying.

You were just relaxing in the bathtub when you realized it’s your tub is not draining properly, and is up to the rim with water! Now what? You can’t turn off the water because you need to rinse, but if you do it will overflow. This always seems to happen when you are in a hurry to an appointment or running late!

Expert Tub and Shower Drain Cleaning

At Gogo Rooter Plumbing, we know that there are few things more troublesome than an unexpected backup and the tub not draining.  That’s why we always make it a point to show up on time, do an honest assessment, and give you a free no obligation estimate right away!

Our plumbers will ensure that, not only do we get the problem fixed as quickly as possible, so you can back to your day, but that it is done right the first time.

A tub or a shower can clog up for a number of reasons.  Maybe it is due to soap scum and hair collecting in the drain to a point where the water has nowhere to drain.  Maybe there is a problem with the pipe itself.  Perhaps your tub or shower is not the problem, but it is a main sewer line backup!

You need a plumber that can assess the problem quickly and correctly, and come up with a plan to get you back in service ASAP!  Our Gogo Rooter Plumbers have you covered. We can help with shower drain repair… and rest assured that when we get your problem solved, we will back it up with some of the best warranty coverage in the industry.  Your peace of mind is our #1 priority!

Some Helpful Tips

If you want to minimize tub or shower backups, or maybe even try some simple ways to get your drains running more smoothly, here are some tips for you:

Use a hair strainer – Hair strainers can be found in most home improvement stores, and will help catch the hair before it goes down the drain.  Hair clogs account for the vast majority of tub/shower backups, so keeping it from going down the drain is a great way to keep your drains flowing clear.

Vinegar and hot water – Every once in a while, pour a mixture of 1/3 white vinegar to 2/3 hot water down the drain, and let it sit there for at least an hour.  Then run plenty of hot water down the drain.  This is a great way to keep your drains flowing better, without using pipe damaging chemicals.

Wire hangers – If you have easy access to your drain, try unbending a wire clothes hanger, and VERY carefully insert it into the drain.  Stop if you feel any resistance, and spin the hanger a little bit.  Many times, when you pull the hanger out, it will bring a clump of hair with it, and your tub or shower will begin draining again.

Stay away from chemicals – Over the counter drain cleaning chemicals will damage your pipes.  They contain acids that will eat away at your pipes.  Using them is never a good idea, and can result in all kinds of very messy, and very costly problems.

When all else fails, and you find yourself needing a true professional to get your drains running smoothly again, give Gogo Rooter a call for shower drain repair.  You will be glad you did!


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