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What is the Best Way to Unclog a Shower Drain?

clogged drainWhen taking a shower there's nothing worse that a clogged drain causing water to collect at your feet. I mean you wanted to take a shower, not a bath, right? There are some simple tricks besides pouring a gallon of Drain-O down the pipes to help get that clog unstuck.

  • Use a plunger - Believe it or not these are handy for unclogging shower drains and toilets. Remove the shower drain cover then put them plunger over the hole while running water over it until the rubber part is submerged. Plunge it  and see if that loosens the clog.
  • Boiling water - This is a great natural way without using harsh chemicals. Carefully pour the hot water down the drain. You may want to use a mixture of 1/3 cup baking soda and 1/3 to see if that give better results. 
  • Snake out the clog - A snake can be purchased from any hardware store. Carefully snake it down the drain then wind it around to loosen the clog. The debris should clear once the snake is out.
  • Use liquid drain cleaner - There are a lot of good products out there. Make sure they are safe to use in all pipes as as for residential use.

Call a professional - When all else fails and the stubborn clog just won't budge give Kost Plumbing a call and we will have it fix in no time!

What Others Say About Kost Plumbing

Thomas has done numerous jobs for me, and his work is always exceptional. He is very dependable and is willing to go out of his way to make sure the job is done right. In my opinion you could not hire a more professional or honest person.

Barbara A., Ocala, FL

We had Kost Plumbing come out on weeknight when we had no water and he fixed the problem THAT NIGHT! We were amazed at his great work ethic and honest prices that he will be our Plumber for Life!!

Susan J., Ocala, FL

I do now know where to start, your prices and plumbing expertise are exceptional. I also appreciate your deck building and carpenter skills, not to mention that outstanding kitchen remodel. With your card I do not need anybody's "List" or any "Referral Program". Keep up the good work!

Chuck F., Reddick, FL

Thank you so much for all the help and support you provided when we had that leak! I couldn't have asked for a better job or price and the fact that you got it fixed so quickly that we were able to keep up our busy schedules without hardly missing a beat was AWESOME!!! Thanks again.

John D., Citra, FL

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When Liquid Plumber Doesn't Work.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Nothing is worse than that moment of panic when a pipe gets clogged, and liquid plumber doesn't do the job anymore. For some, calling in the professionals is a last ditch effort, and it's all DIY until you can't DIY anymore. The holidays are over, and those drains have seen it all, between guests and family putting extra work on the utilities this season - it's time to clean it all out and start fresh for the new year.


How to tell if my home needs a water purification system?

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

In an ideal world, we would walk into our kitchen, turn on the faucet, trust the liquid flowing out of it and drink pure, clean water until our heart’s content. Sadly, however, a perfect world is not here yet. We trust our state and local governments to provide us with safe, potable drinking water, but is that really what we’re getting?