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Unblocking shower drain

(9 Posts)
Luckygirl3 Tue 12-Sep-23 10:21:39

My drain is constantly getting blocked due to my long hair - and I struggle to unclog it as I cannot bend very well.

I am looking for an unclogger liquid that is safe for my biodigester. The ones I have looked at online say safe for all pipes, but that does not cover my concern. Has anyone found something that might be suitable?

Oreo Tue 12-Sep-23 10:25:04

No, nothing works apart from physically cleaning out the shower trap and cutting hair shorter.

KGee Tue 12-Sep-23 10:25:47

Buy a drain snake at the pound shop or online. You can get all the accumulated hair out of the drain without using strong chemicals.

V3ra Tue 12-Sep-23 10:37:58

I bought a plastic mesh mat (like this one) and cut it to fit across the drain under the cap.
This traps any hair and I can clean it off easily each day.

Fleur20 Tue 12-Sep-23 11:56:02

Hair plug catcher.. on amazon.... no chemicals involved.. lasts forever.
£5 for 2, free delivery.

HowVeryDareYou2 Tue 12-Sep-23 13:47:51

Veet hair remover - put some down the plughole, it will dissolve the hairs in much the same way it does for hair on armpits or legs

Luckygirl3 Tue 12-Sep-23 14:16:32

I have ordered a shower drain cover from amazon - thanks for the idea - in fact it is hard to find one to fit as it is a walk-in shower with a large plughole that already has a solid cover on it, but it lets in water around the edges. I will try the one I have ordered and hope for the best.

V3ra Tue 12-Sep-23 14:21:38

It sounds like my Dad's shower in his apartment.
I clean it out every so often for him, fortunately he doesn't have long hair!

Esmay Wed 13-Sep-23 10:56:23

I think that the mesh /trap is a great idea .

I discovered Veet after the shower drain was blocked with hair from three long haired women living in the house !
I'd leave it in the drain overnight .