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A blocked shower drain can cause significant inconvenience and disrupt your daily routine. The water may take longer to drain or not drain, leading to standing water, which can be unhygienic and unsafe. Various reasons, such as hair, soap scum, and mineral buildup, can cause blocked shower drains.

At Ezy-Plumb, we offer reliable and efficient solutions for blocked shower drains in Melbourne and the surrounding areas. Our team of experienced plumbers uses the latest tools and techniques to unclog your shower drain and restore your plumbing system to working order.

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Causes of Blocked Shower Drain

1. Hair

Hair is a common cause of a blocked shower drain. When we wash our hair in the shower, strands can accumulate and go down the drain, forming a clog over time. This blockage prevents water from draining correctly and can cause standing water in the shower.

2. Soap Scum

Soap scum is a common cause of a blocked shower drain. When soap and other cleaning products are used in the shower, they leave a residue that can accumulate inside the pipes over time. This buildup can create a barrier that makes it harder for water to flow freely through the drain.

The soap scum can also combine with other materials, such as hair, to create a blockage that prevents water from draining correctly. To prevent soap scum from causing a blocked shower drain, clean the drain regularly and use a drain cover to prevent hair and other debris from going down the drain.

3. Mineral Buildup

Mineral buildup is another common cause of a blocked shower drain. Over time, minerals such as calcium and magnesium can accumulate in the pipes, forming a thick layer that reduces the space through which water can flow. This buildup can eventually create a blockage that prevents water from draining properly.

If left unchecked, mineral buildup can cause significant damage to your plumbing system and lead to costly repairs. To prevent mineral buildup from causing a blocked shower drain, consider using a water softener or descaling agent to remove any excess minerals.

Regular maintenance, such as having a professional plumber inspect and clean your pipes, can also help prevent blockages from forming.

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At Ezy-Plumb, we understand how frustrating a blocked shower drain can be. That’s why we offer a range of solutions to get your shower drain flowing smoothly again. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced plumbers.

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Solutions for Blocked Shower Drain

1. Plunger

Using a plunger can be an effective way to clear a blockage in your shower drain. Apply the plunger firmly over the drain and create a seal before pushing and pulling the plunger.

2. Baking Soda and Vinegar

A mixture of baking soda and vinegar can be poured down the drain to dissolve the blockage. Leave it for a few minutes before flushing it with hot water.


Hydro-jetting is a powerful method that uses high-pressure water to clear the blockage and clean the pipes thoroughly.

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Prevention of Blocked Shower Drain

Install a Drain Cover

Installing a drain cover can help prevent hair and other debris from going down the drain.

Clean the Drain Regularly

Cleaning the drain regularly can help prevent blockages from forming.

Avoid Pouring Grease or Oil: Pouring grease or oil down the drain can lead to blockages. Instead, dispose of it in the bin.

Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance, such as having a professional plumber inspect and clean your pipes, can help prevent blockages from occurring in the first place.

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Have used them twice now. Would again. Excellent friendly service. Took my call on first try, booked appointment, arrived on time with clear communication. Upfront quote upon inspection of works needed and completed the work quickly and no fuss. Thanks!

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Left a message on a Sunday, was contacted back the same day and an appointment made for next day. They arrived exactly on time prepared a quote on the spot and although much more expensive than I anticipated, I approved the works.

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Petris was great. Quote was below others, he adjusted timing based on our needs, we got an sms heads up when he was coming, he put on some doctors like slippers to avoid dirtying our floors and then did the job quickly. Highly recommended.

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Made an emergency call for badly leaking under basin hose. Petros sounded friendly and efficient even on the phone. He was at our house in no time at all, identified what he needed to do, drew up a quote for us to sign and then got on with the job.

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