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SUPER clogged drains

I have 2 problems: My shower drain is clogged to the extent that I have to take fast showers so it doesn't run over onto the floor. I've tried 2 different kinds of drain-o, the big bottles, and it didn't do anything. I can't take off the drain cover and use a snake or hanger, in my case, because the screws are so rusted that there is nowhere to fit the screwdriver.
The second problem is the "main drain", I guess, which is in the basement, is clogged because every time I use the dishwasher, it flows down to the basement drain and then that drain backs up and floods the basement. I found some drain cleaner that looks like broken up cement left by the landlord and used more than enough and it's still clogged!! I'm just trying to fix it myself but it looks like the only way to get this solved is by calling a plumber. Just thought I would see if there was anything else I could do before calling in a plumber. Thanks.

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About all you could do is rent an electric snake and clear the main drain. The shower drain line (if you follow it) may also have a port to use a snake.

Good luck!


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