How to Unclog a Shower Drain With White Vinegar & Alka-Seltzer

Shower drains can easily get clogged up by hair.
When a drain is clogged, water no longer goes through but collects in the shower instead. It is possible to buy a product that is specifically designed to unclog a drain, or you can try using household products. Alka-Seltzer tablets and vinegar may seem like an odd cleaning method, but many people use it for their clogs.

Step 1

Drop 3 antacid tablets (Alka-Seltzer) down the drain.

Step 2

Pour 1 cup of white vinegar down the drain.

Step 3

Wait a few minutes so that the antacid tablets and vinegar can work through the clog.

Step 4

Turn on the hot water and let it run through the drain to clear out the clog.

Things You Will Need

  • 3 Alka-Seltzer antacid tablets
  • 1 cup white vinegar

About the Author

Megan Richardson began her career as a freelance writer and editor in 2009. She has experience in public relations and event planning, and she worked as a writer's assistant to a published author for more than a year. Her work has also appeared in "The Daily Sentinel." Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication and journalism from Stephen F. Austin State University