How to Repair a Clogged Bathtub Drain

When it comes to repairing a clogged bathtub drain, you need to assess the situation. You want to make sure that you know what the problem is prior to ripping everything apart. You could cause more harm than good by going at it in the dark.

Luckily, there are ways to try to remove the clog without having to worry about ripping up the bathroom and all that is in it.

Use a chemical that breaks down clogs within the drain. This can be poured right down according to the bottle’s instructions and then left to sit. With time, you may notice that water starts to run down the drain again.

Plunging the clog can sometimes help if you want to try this, though it is not always something that works. You will also want to consider using a clean plunger to do this, especially since the tub is not the toilet and the toilet may use a dedicated plunger.

Removing the trap from the drain and then seeing if anything comes up with it can remove clogs in most cases. A lot of times hair and other debris get stuck on the trap and when this happens, this and the area of the pipe it was in must be cleaned out. This can be a gross job though, so beware of large hairballs coming up from the drain.

If you find that the clog is stubborn and doesn’t want to move, then you must speak with a professional plumbing contractor. They can come out and provide the necessary help that is needed.

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