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Jan 15 2016

How to Unclog a Bathtub Drain

You can save yourself some time and a lot of frustration by learning how to unclog a bathroom drain yourself. If it’s becoming more of a hassle than a pleasure stepping into a nice warm shower because of water pooling at your feet, it’s time to take action. Here are some tricks for clearing the clog yourself.

Grab a Plunger

That plunger under your bathroom sink isn’t just for nasty toilet clogs. It also alleviates tub clogs. The trick to using a plunger on a bathroom drain is to make sure all overflow drains and other holes connected to the drain are covered to improve suction. Place the plunger over the clogged drain and pump it several times. With any luck, this will take care of the problem.

Use Boiling Water

When plunging doesn’t work, try pouring boiling water into the drain. Stubborn clogs sometimes respond better to boiling water. But, WAIT! Before you go this route make sure you know what type of piping you have. PVC pipes should not be treated with boiling water because the high temperatures can damage pipe seams.

Grab a Hanger

Do you still use wire hangers in your closet? If you have one of these contraptions handy, you can take it apart and straighten it out. Very gently push the wire with the hook into the drain and try to dislodge the clog. Hopefully, when you pull the hanger out, you’ll have the source of the clog on the end of the hook.

Purchase a Drain Snake

Local plumbing stores have this usual plumbing tool available at an inexpensive price. The drain snake is placed in the drain and then you’ll use the crank to force the head of the snake further into the pipe. Snaking is a highly effective way of getting rid of tough drain clogs and can even be used for toilet clogs.

Call the Plumber

Sometimes, no matter what you do, that clog just won’t go away. If you’ve tried the methods mentioned above with little success, it’s time to call a licensed plumber. The clog may be too big for DIY methods. You may need to have the drain hydro-jetted or, in some cases, there may be something more serious going on. A licensed plumber will perform a thorough inspection and make suggestions for repairs. Rooter Hero Plumbing offers drain cleaning services 24 hours a day, seven days a week for residents in parts of Arizona, California, and Texas. Call us today to find out if we service your community.

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