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Be Proactive and Never Clog Your Shower Drain Again!

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Jessica
08.26.15

Photo: West Elm

Chances are you've encountered a clogged shower drain a time or two, which is generally a disgusting ordeal.

Instead of dealing with it after the drain is clogged, be proactive!

Once a week, pour one cup of boiling hot water down the drain.

Simply boil water in a kettle, and carry the hot kettle directly to the drain in question. Then pour. This weekly maintenance helps clear your pipes, and means you’ll be able to avoid the annoying dig-hair-out-dance or an emergency run to the store to pick up Drano.

Note: Cleaning wizards in the comments have pointed out that this won't dissolve trapped hair. That's a great point and we've updated the post. The boiling water is meant to dissolve soap, conditioner and other gunk on a regular basis before it creates a clog.

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