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Slow Shower Drain Maintenance

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My shower was draining very slow. I bought one of those hand crank snakes and pulled out a big hair ball. The shower drains fine, but I'm not sure I got it all. Anyway, I was wondering if there is something like Drano I could pour down the drain every few months to keep the drain water flowing good instead of making my wife shave her head?
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Nope, when it starts to run slow just snake it out again.Drain cleaners are hard on the pipes, septic system and anyone that has to open up a drain to clean it out.
Pour about a cup or so of baking soda in the drain, then about a 1 quart of Vinegar. Let work, while you boil a pot of water to pour down the drain after the Vinegar & baking soda has done its job. If you need to, repeat again, and should be good to go.

The problem is not so much with the hair, it is with the fatty products from soap, shampoo & conditioners that cause it.
Thanks guys. Vinegar and baking soda it is. Should I do it about every 3 months? Monthly?
What you should do is put a strainer down there and catch it before it goes down, and find out why your poor wife is losing so much hair? Is it your fault? Increase Vitamin D3 exponentially. By the way for everyone D3 at 1K /Day decreases the chance of Breast Cancer by 50% That is a hell of a lot. Tell her, NOW

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.
If you have plastic (PVC or ABS) drain pipes, pouring boiling water down them isn't advisable.
What you should do is put a strainer down there , NOW

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.
DITTO !!!!
and when that strainer gets too much public hair have the maid submerge it in a container of chlorox and put about 2 cups of chlorox in the shower drain. When the strainer public hair has dissolved, and it will, that in the trap has as well and daily life can continue. :laughing:
Try an Enzyme Drain cleaner once a month or so - Zep is one brand.
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