Blocked Bath

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No one wants to take a shower standing in an inch of water - and you don't want your cubicle overflowing onto the bathroom floor, either. Luckily, we can get your blocked bath or shower fixed in a giffy.

If you want to try to fix it yourself, follow our DIY tips below:

1. Get the basic tools

You might not know exactly what the cause of the blokage is, so be safe and avoid contact with any of the water. Before you get started, you'll need:

  • Protective gloves and glasses
  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Bleach

2. Baking soda

Once you have put on your gloves and glasses, carefully pour a small amount of baking soda into the blocked plughole, (You can also pour some into to the overflow hole).

3. Add vinegar

Now the baking soda is in, pour a cup of the white vinegar down the plug hole. The mixture will start to bubble away and hopefully start to break down some of the debris that's causing the blockage in your bath or shower.

4. Rinse with warm water

Check if the baking soda and vinegar mixture has cleared the blockage using your shower head or bath taps to gently flush the drain with warm water.

5. Carefully add bleach

If the vinegar and baking soda didn't work, you can try pouring a small amount of bleach down the plughole to try and clear the blockage. Be careful to follow the instructions on the bottle and don't try using any heavy chemicals, such as caustic soda – the residue from these kinds of products can hang around in your drain for hours.

6. Rinse again

When it looks like the bleach has cleared the blockage, flush the bleach through with warm water.

7. DON'T use a plunger

If the above steps haven't done the trick, try to resist bringing out the plunger. While it's useful in many other plumbing situations, it's not a good idea to use a plunger on a blocked bath when you can't see all of the waste pipe.

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