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When you’re in a hurry to get started with your day, the last thing you want is to wake up to a clogged bathtub. While most plumbing repairs are best left to the professionals, unclogging a shower is a quick and easy drain cleaning project that you can do at home. In fact, you can learn how to unclog a shower in a matter of minutes!

Before you get stared, you’ll need a couple of tools to unclog your shower drain: a screwdriver and a Zip-It tool. Once you’ve gathered your tools, simply follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Remove the Lid. Your shower will have one of two different types of lids. Either remove the screws from the lid and take off the plate, or simply pop off the grate to gain access to the drainpipe.
  • Step 2: Unclog the Drain. Using a USA-made Zip-It tool, push the barbed end into the drain and pull it back out. The reverse barbs on the tool will pull out any hair that is clogging the drain.

Call the Professionals at Baethke Plumbing!

If the clog goes further than you can reach with the Zip-It tool, you will need to call a professional plumber with specialized equipment to unclog the drain. At Baethke Plumbing, we’ve been providing reliable and professional plumbing services throughout the Chicagoland area since 1993—and have successfully completed over 250,000 jobs across the city! Call us today to experience our superior customer service and fair, affordable pricing, or complete our easy online form on to request a plumbing service quote.

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