Your bathtub drain isn’t exempted from clogs. Yes, sooner or later, it’s going to give you a great deal of inconvenience because of a nasty blockage that’s caused by scum, dirt and everything else that gets into the drainpipes. However, you shouldn’t worry at all because just like your sink, your tub is also easy to deal with. As I always say, all you need is some patience, adequate plumbing skills and the tools that will help you successfully complete the project! Anyway, before we proceed with the steps on clog removal, let me first share with you an informative article that talks about the causes of bathtub clogs! Here it is!
If you have a clogged bathtub drain, you will have no choice but to fix it if you want to be using your bathtub again any time soon. However, once you have done this, it is important to figure out why your bathtub drain is clogged. If you fail to do this, you will probably find yourself facing the same problem at a later date. Fortunately, there are a few common reasons why a bathtub drain is clogged. You can take steps to prevent each of these sources of clogs from taking hold in your drain. When you have a clog in your bathtub drain, there is a good chance that hair is the culprit. Hair can build up slowly, sticking to the walls of your drain pipe and catching other debris as it passes by. Once this happens, it is only a matter of time before your bathtub drain is completely clogged.
If you have problems with hair in your bathtub drain, you can remove it with a plunger or a drain snake. However, you are better off preventing the clogs in the first place. After you remove your clog, you should do this by installing a hair trap immediately. This will catch hair that would have gone down your drain without impeding the flow of water. Empty your hair trap regularly, because hair building up on top of your drain will block the flow of water just as easily.
Reading the article, we both learned that a tub drain clog is due to the accumulation of hair, soap scum and also hard water deposits in the pipes. All these things cannot be prevented from getting into the pipes because seriously, they are either too slippery or too small to catch. However, there are screen traps available in plumbing supply shops if you want to lessen the amount of substances that get washed into the system. Going back to our topic, here’s a quick DIY guide to show you how to get rid of tub drain clogs easily!
Has your bathtub drain clogged itself? Don’t waste your money on a plumber if you can clear it yourself! If your bathtub has not completely stopped up, you may not need to utilize any drastic measures. Consider which method you’ll try first. While each of the following methods can be followed in its own right, they have also been arranged so that if needed, you can follow each method sequentially if the preceding method does not work. This could be useful if you have the right tools and items on hand; if not, choose the method or methods that will work for you.
Remove the drain cover and clean under the surface of the drain. You will find that hair (and maybe other things) has accumulated underneath the drain, particularly if your drain uses a screw to hold itself into place. Remove a tub stopper. Some drains have tub stoppers pre-installed. On those, first pop up the stopper and twist to unscrew, then just remove the plate with the trip for the stopper and carefully remove the stopper assembly. This would be a good time to try the “bent hanger” method (next) because you’ll usually find hair and any other articles which have been stuck to the stopper.
I hope you loved my article for today and that you learned how to unclog bathtub drain in Manalapan FL because of the resources I shared! If you need more plumbing information such as bathtub repair tips, bathroom sink plumbing guides or even updates on the average cost of bathroom remodel, just frequent my blog! And if DIY isn’t your thing, just call Plumbers 911 Florida and they’ll help you out! You can reach them at 305-957-1575 (Miami-Dade County), 954-574-1674 (Broward County) or 561-640-1765 (Palm Beach County)!
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