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Clearing a Clog Between Your Shower and Drain Clean-out

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

Plumber unclogging a toilet with manual auger The toilet is the easiest access point, and with a long enough auger, you should reach the clog

Clearing a Clog Between Your Shower and Drain Clean-out

Have you ever been in the shower when you suddenly hear water splashing onto the floor, only to pull back the curtain and see a toilet overflow? As shocking as the image is, it makes sense. The plumbing in your home is an interconnected system of pipes. When the shower causes an overflow in the toilet, it means there is a clog somewhere between the toilet and the drain cleanout. You can resolve most clogs with an auger or drain snake for sewage cleaning from one of several areas.

  • Clear from toilet
  • Clear from drain Cleanout
  • Call a professional

Clear From Toilet
The toilet is the easiest access point, and with a long enough auger, you should reach the clog. Insert the snake head into the toilet drain, slowly pushing it through the trap and the clogged pipe until you feel resistance. Once you reach the clog, turn the auger handle and ease the line backward and forward, freeing the blockage. If you feel no resistance, the clog may be further down the pipe.

Clear From Drain Cleanout
If the auger is not long enough to reach the blockage from the toilet, you may need to approach it from the drain cleanout. Unfortunately, the drain cleanout is often located in the basement or crawlspace. If it is in a crawlspace, you may want to contact a sewage cleaning professional. However, if in a basement, locate the cleanout cap and remove it. Slide the snake into the cleanout and feel for resistance before rotating the auger head and loosening the clog.

Call a Professional
If your attempts to clear the blockage are unsuccessful, contact a water mitigation company in New River, AZ, for help. They will have stronger and more efficient equipment than a household auger.

While routine sewage cleaning can reduce the occurrence of clogs, blockages can still occur. Use household augers to free common blocks, and call professionals if necessary.

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