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Can I use Drano in the shower?

Last Updated: 28th June, 2020

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You can use Drano® Clog Removerstounclog a kitchen sink, bathroom sink, shower orcloggedbathtub, but DO NOT use them in toilets. For cloggedorslow-running drains, apply the product and let it work 15minutes,then flush with hot water. For tough problems, allow 30minutesbefore flushing.

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Also asked, what is best for clogged shower drain?

In my experience, unclogging a shower drain often requiresacombination of more than one of these methods.

  • Pour Boiling Water Down the Drain.
  • Try Using a Plunger.
  • Baking Soda and Vinegar (the Natural AlternativetoChemicals)
  • Take off the Drain Cover and Pull Out the Clog by Hand.
  • Use a Hook.
  • Use a Plumbers' Snake (a.k.a.

Similarly, what will dissolve hair in a drain? You can effectively clear your sink withacommercial foaming drain cleaner containing bleach andacidsthat dissolve hair. If you prefer not to pour chemicalsdownyour sink, you can dissolve hair naturally with bakingsoda,vinegar and washing soda.

Additionally, can you use Drano with standing water?

If standing water remains,useDrano® Max Gel Clog Remover. It poursstraightthrough the water and attacks theclogdirectly.

Can you use Drano in an apartment?

Yes, but if you live in an apartmentandyou blow out your pipes using air, they'reprobablygoing to make you pay for it. Drano canstainfiberglass/plastic. *shrug* I've used Drano inmanyplaces with no problems, other than the aforementionedstainpotential.

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Serapio Vaamonde

Professional

How do you unclog a stubborn drain?

7 Ways to Unclog a Stubborn Drain
  1. Pour Boiling Water Down the Drain. Before trying anyothermethod, see if you can resolve the issue by pouring hot waterdownthe drain.
  2. Try Baking Soda and Vinegar.
  3. Use a Bent Wire Hanger.
  4. Use a Shop Vacuum.
  5. Invest in a Drain Snake.
  6. Use Caustic Soda.
  7. Enlist the Help of Professionals.

Samatha Gabrieli

Professional

Will bleach unclog a drain?

Bleach Will Clean Your Drain,NotUnclog It
This mixture and bleach and water is greatforcleaning the drain and flushing out debris. Bleachisgreat for sanitizing your sink and drain and killingsmellygerms; it will not break downclogs.

Charity Occhipinti

Professional

How do you unclog a shower drain naturally?

Do baking soda and vinegar solutions clear clogs?
  1. Start by pouring a pot of boiling water down the drain.
  2. Then pour a cup of baking soda and an equal solution ofvinegarand water (1 cup water, 1 cup vinegar).
  3. Cover with the drain plug and wait 5–10 minutes.
  4. Flush the drain with boiling water.

Jenee Antyshev

Explainer

Can you put Drano down a shower drain?

You can use Drano® Clog Removerstounclog a kitchen sink, bathroom sink, showerorclogged bathtub, but DO NOT use themintoilets. For preventive drain cleaning, you canuseDrano® Max Build-Up Remover indrains,toilets and even septic systems.

Simran Schonen

Explainer

Does baking soda vinegar dissolve hair?

No. Baking soda is not a strong enough baseandvinegar not a strong enough acid to dissolvehair,and when mixed together, they form a salt whose pH isclose toneutral.

Nahiane Celimendiz

Explainer

Why is my shower not draining?

Shower water which drains slowly –ordoesn't drain at all – is called 'standing water',andit's a sure sign that your shower drain isclogged. Aclogged shower drain could be caused byanything from a smallblockage to a major obstruction in your mainsewerline.

Dara Danie

Pundit

How do you clear a slow drain?

Here's how to unclog a slow-moving drain without callingaplumber:
  1. Step 1: Boil a kettle of water.
  2. Step 2: Grab the baking soda.
  3. Step 3: Add 1 cup of vinegar to 1 cup of very hot water.
  4. Step 4: Cover the drain with a plug and let it sit for10minutes.
  5. Boil one more kettle of water.

Tomas Remacha

Pundit

How do you unclog a drain naturally?

Unclog Slow Drains
Pour 1/2 cup baking soda, followed by 1/2cupvinegar down drain. Plug drain, and letsitfor one hour. Then, pour a pot of boiling water downdrain.Repeat if necessary.

Yamilex Janeiro

Pundit

What happens if Drano doesn't drain?

If you have a minor clog, use baking sodaandvinegar to fix it. Allow all the standing water todrainbefore starting the process. Once that is gone, pourhalf a cup ofbaking soda down the drain, followed by a cupof vinegar.Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes.

Xaquin Circu

Pundit

What neutralizes Drano?

Pour white vinegar or lemon juice on the affected areatoneutralize the Drano. Use enough to saturate theareaand let it sit for about five minutes. Vinegar and lemonjuiceneutralize odors and will prevent any remaining tracesofthe Drano from eating through theaffectedsurface.

Mihael Alemoo

Pundit

How do you unclog a bathtub that won't drain?

What you will need to do
  1. Pour 1 cup of water down your drain.
  2. Put the half cup of baking soda down the drain.
  3. Mix in the vinegar with your second prepared cup of water.
  4. Pour in the vinegar/water mixture down the drain with theaddedbaking soda – Things will begin to bubble/fizz, this isgood,it means things are working!

Dailyn Lazaro

Teacher

Is Drano dangerous?

Over time, the continued usage of Drano canleadyour pipes to corrode, and eventually fail. Burst pipes cancausemajor flooding and damage other areas of your home aswell.Finally, if Drano comes into contact with bare skin, itcancause rashes or even burns if left too long.

Traci Meiwes

Teacher

What is the best drain cleaner on the market?

Top 10 Best Drain Cleaners in 2019 –Reviews
  • 9Invade Bio Drain Gel.
  • 8Green Gobbler Dissolve Grease Clog Remover/Drain Opener.
  • 7Roebic K-570-Q-4 Leach and Drain Field OpenerConcentrate.
  • 6CLR PP4-5 Power Plumber Drain Opener.
  • 5Drano Drain Cleaner Professional Strength.
  • 4Bio-Clean Drain Septic Bacteria.
  • 3Pure Lye Drain Opener.
  • 2RID-X Septic Tank System Treatment Powder.

Efrain Slutters

Teacher

Does Drano Gel work?

How Does Drano Work to Unclog Drains?HarryDrackett invented Drano in 1923 by combiningsodiumhydroxide, sodium nitrate, sodium chloride and aluminum. Whenaddedto water, the different sodiums dissolve, and the sodiumhydroxidewarms the mixture. The result is heat that dissolves hair,soapscum, and other debris.

Excelsina Moshonkin

Teacher

Can Drano damage pipes?

Drano damages plumbing systems.
Drano sits in a pipe until theclogdissolves, continually reacting and generating heat. PVCpipescan soften and eventually break. Old, corroded pipescanbe easily damaged, and Drano can quickly eataway atthe glue holding pipes together.

Selena Belobrov

Reviewer

Can I leave drain cleaner overnight?

How long should I wait to flush the drainafterusing Liquid-Plumr® Clog Destroyer Plus+ HairClogEliminator? Wait 15 minutes before flushingthedrain with water. This product is safe for pipes, and ifyouhave an especially slow drain you can safely letitsit overnight.

Liene Jacobsmuhlen

Reviewer

How do you unclog a double sink with standing water?

Another way to clear a clogged double kitchensinkis to use a salt and boiling water solution. First,removethe standing water from the sink. Then pour ahalf cupof salt down both drains, followed by boilingwater. Waitfive minutes and run hot water down thedrain to clearit of the solution.

Mimuna Belbuche

Reviewer

Can you use Coca Cola to unclog a drain?

To get started, purchase a two liter bottleofCoke and allow it to acclimate to room temperature.Afterpouring it down the drain, let it fizz and workitscorrosive power for an hour or two before running hotwater.Coke and Pepsi are loaded with phosphoric acid, whichbreaksdown buildup that can clog yourdrains!

Wilbur Baltar

Reviewer

What is the best drain cleaner for hair clogs?

Here are the best drain cleaners for hair availabletoday,so you can get back to showering without any clogs getting intheway.
  1. The Best Basic Drain Snake. Vastar 19.6-Inch DrainSnake(3-Pack)
  2. The Best Chemical Drain Cleaner. Green Gobbler DissolveLiquidHair & Grease Clog Remover.
  3. An Investment-worthy Drain Auger.