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I don't know if you Dutchies have Amazon, but in the future, use a drain snake when you notice the douche cabin isn't draining as well. There is absolute no need to use sink unclogger on hair and conditioner. Using the snake will keep the clog from getting really bad.
It's hilariously paired with this on Amazon
In all honesty the much simpler and cheaper “Zip Strip” is all you need for most drain clogs. They are only a few bucks apiece and are available at Amazon, Home Depot, etc.
As soon as the drain starts slowing down just run the zip strip in it. You can even wash them and reuse them a few times.
Here’s an example:
Vastar 3 Pack 19.6 Inch Drain Snake Hair Drain Clog Remover Cleaning Tool [link]
Amazon sells a 3 pack of plastic “drain zipper”, this barbed style works better than anything I have ever tried. If that’s what you are calling a snake, and it didn’t work, you have to contact the landlord. If not, I suggest trying them before calling the landlord.
Vastar 3 Pack 19.6 Inch Drain Snake Hair Drain Clog Remover Cleaning Tool [link]
I bought one of these at a local hardware store and just rinse it off after using & cleaning. I had to do the overflows on my sinks and tubs once and now only do the ones in the long-haired person's bathroom [link]
This type of product works better than a coat hanger for bathroom sink hair clogs. This is not a recommendation for this specific product, only the category which is available from many sources.
I use theses, got one from Menards for a few bucks. You may need to snake it if those don’t work.
DON'T attempt to unscrew that drain. Just buy a couple of these at your closest hardware store and extract the years of hair and scum that have collected and blocked your drain.
If that doesn't solve your problem, then remove the cover from the overflow plate and send a small auger down there.
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They make long plastic things with spikes on them that you push through the clog then when you pull it out the spikes catch the hair and pull it all out with the plastic tool. Much better for your drains than pushing it further in.
I have one similar to this. You can get them at any hardware or big box store like Walmart.
Btw, if it is hair, this will pull out a plug resembling a wet sock/drowned mouse. Be prepared for that.
These sink snakes are supposed to be good for hair and other small clogs.
A lot less dangerous and no risk of messing up your pipes.
Unfortunately couldn't find one like you mention, I am stuck with this for now: [link]
So it doesn't really reach through the overflow. And can't bend it, sadly. And when I go through the drain itself it gets bunched up, but I can tell it's by a change in direction of the pipe. Would a wire like from a coat hanger work?
I got these from amazon . They’re not the greatest - I used it yesterday and noticed the little spikes were snapping off but I liked that it was a 3 pack so I have 2 more. They seem to get the job done well enough though, and if they don’t get the whole clog out they at least bring it to the drain surface so you can grab it with your fingers
Please don't use Drano...ever! It's highly corrosive (obviously) and, while it might help if there is organic matter blocking the drain, if it doesn't clear the drain, either you or a plumber will have to pull the drain apart, which is now filled with corrosive acid.
Your drain is definitely clogged (probably in the trap). First thing you can do is get a super cheap plastic drain snake and give that a try.
According to /r/Plumbing don't use Drain-O or any chemicals to fix a slow drain.
Use a plunger first.
Then one of those plastic snakes
Then use a snake
Then call a plumber
Clearing the shower drain is by far the worst task as far as grossness to impressiveness ratio.
"Oh, i dont have to stand in a quarter inch of water by the end of my shower... yay, thanks i guess..."
"OMG you took out the stack of amazon boxes thats been piling up for a month, the apartment looks amazing!"
I just got these and jammed one down there, i figure in a couple to three months ill just pull it out and everything will come with it and i can just throw the whole mass away.
How do girls shed so much? I have thick hair, but i feel like id be bald if there were that much of my hair stuck in the drain.
EDIT: Oh god, i just looked at the customer photos, hork...
I don't know for sure if this is your problem, but many times bathroom (and particularly shower) drains become clogged with hair at the trap or just below the stopper. If that's the case, get yourself something like this:
Flexible Hair Clog Remover
There are zillions of different brands, and nearly any place that sells drain plungers will sell some variant of these. They are really easy to use, and so cheap that if the caught hairball grosses you out too much, you can throw them away. They work great.
FYI DON'T use something like this AFTER you've poured draino into a standing clog. Try the plastic hair clog remover FIRST. Good luck!
Maybe try a drain hair clog remover. Vastar 3 Pack 19.6 Inch Drain Snake Hair Drain Clog Remover Cleaning Tool [link]
I didn't look it up before, but I wasn't that far off.
$3 for 3
$3 for one at Home Depot
To fix the problem you already have
This is a p-trap [link] the b line is pointing at it. It’s purpose is to keep water in the pipe, which stops sewer gases from coming up in the plumbing. It’s also where anything that falls in the drain collects. In 7 years of home ownership I’ve never really had to “clean” one out, but one of these: [link] is usually sufficient. If you drop a ring or something down the drain it will likely be in there. Most sinks have joints that make them easy to remove (ie they usually aren’t cemented)
The trap in the picture has a clean out on the bottom, just unscrew the cap and all the gunk falls out.
Eek. Just buy some of these. A lot more effective than tweezers!
Vinegar and Baking soda after snaking the drain - with this.
Get a drain snake. Better than chemicals anyway. You can get them online or should be able to get one at a hardware store
This takes care of it pretty quickly:
Next you’ll need one of these. They’re like magic.
One of these things.
Have you tried something like this [link]
I can usually remove wookie level clogs that my wife and daughters leave behind.
Get one of these for like a dollar or two, they have them at walmart, home depot, amazon, etc.
99% of the time with a bathroom sink that will fix it.
Every household needs one of these, they are amazing
These are great if you can find a willing friend to help you out. Even if you have to throw some money or food bribery their way, it'll be cheaper than a plumber. Good luck!
These work great~!
If you've got the type of drain I'm imagining, there's this thing you can get that is just a skinny piece of plastic covered in barbs that you can try to use to get the hair out from even drains like that. Should still fit under the drain even with it attached.
Essentially, this thing.
You can use a drain snake.
These worked for me to pull hair clogs out. I used some Drano after just to be sure.
Like this set on Amazon ($2 each)
It's a life saver. Every time the drain isn't working properly I stuff this thing in it because 9/10 times it's just hair.
Link to product on Amazon: [link]
The auger type are nice, but a bit overkill for the average home user. I meant something more like this
y'all need one of these: [link] . You can get them at most hardware stores and Walmarts, too.
Amazon has them, they really are useful.
If you don’t want to put in a work order. I would suggest using a a plastic snake/ hair clog remover. You will want to wear gloves. It can be used over and over.
Something like this this.