How to Clear a Clogged Shower Drain in a Mobile Home

The plumbing and drains in a mobile home resemble those of a stick-built home. When a shower drain becomes clogged in a mobile home, one likely culprit is too much hair and soap residue blocking the flow of water. To unclog the drain requires using suction to unhinge the blockage so water may run freely.

Remove the drain to clear a clogged shower.

Step 1

Unscrew the shower drain cover with a Phillips or flat screwdriver. Set the screws out of the shower so they do not fall down the drain. Clean soap and hair clogging the holes in the drain cover by rinsing it in the sink. Close the sink drain hole so you may clean the hair from the sink to avoid clogging the sink drain.

Step 2

Stick your fingers in the shower drain and remove as much hair and soap residue as possible from the drain opening.

Step 3

Fill a bucket with hot water and pour a small amount down the drain to see whether the clog remains. Sometimes cleaning the drain trap and cover removes the blockage.

Step 4

Secure a plunger over the drain if it remains clogged. Push the plunger handle up and down in quick motions three to four times. The suction of the plunger may loosen the remaining clog enough to force it down the drain with hot water.

Step 5

Pour 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain hole if the clog persists. Pour 1 cup vinegar down the hole after the baking soda. Allow the substances to work on the clog for 30 minutes.

Step 6

Pour 1 quart boiling water down the shower drain and allow it to sit for 15 minutes. Plunge the hole again in the same manner as before. After unclogging the drain, allow hot water to run down the pipe for two to three minutes to flush it out.

Step 7

Place the cover back over the drain and secure the screws tightly.