DIY Repair Shower Drain Cover

Are you still seeing the presence of hair monster hiding behind your shower channel cover? If you are jaded of having to wait on a draining tub that is slow after washing children at night and maybe taking a stand on the dirty and soapy water whenever you take a bath, just add some light on things and clear clogs as the lasting means, through the removal of your drain shower covering.

Removal of shower drain cover

Drain covers are available in numerous arrays. For removal, ensure you have paper towels near, as the accumulated soap and hair mostly emerge with the cover. Here are the usual ones:


Looks like a concave, convex or flat strainer. Use a Phillips or flat head to unscrew the covers and remove them.

Push/pull( Commonly confused with lift and turn cover)

Ensure you are holding the stopper body in position, and with the help of a rubber grip or rag which prevents scratches, use a pliers to unscrew the top knob. Use a flathead to unscrew the brass insert that is beneath, and lift the stopper.

Lift and turn

Lift the open position and check for a set of screw. If there are no screws, just remove the cover by turning it anticlockwise. In case there is a small screw, use an Allen wrench or flathead in turning it , to an extent of it being loose enough for the removal of the stopper.

Pop-up drain covers

Some of these covers just need pulling up straight, while others need you to twist them back and forth. The rocker-arm-styled covers require you to pull up in order to clean the drain, then in a horizontal manner. (After pulling up, you will see an arm that is fixed)


You apply a push of your toe to open and close the cover. However, such stoppers can be at times unscrewed from the open position in an anti-clockwise direction, hence it removes the cap. Additionally, some models have shaft cylinder, which turns with a rotation of the cap, and hence the whole mechanism unscrews from where it is passed in the crossbar. Although some shaft cylinders are threaded, you can remove them using a flathead screwdriver.

Overturn-it stopper

You do not need any tool, as you only need to pull the stopper from the drain. However, as you pull hold and rotate the body and not the toggle.