Unclogging Your Bathtub Drain

July 15, 2013

If you notice that your bathtub isn’t draining properly and water is building up in the tub, it means that you have a clogged drain. Luckily for you, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to wait for a plumber to come for the problem to be fixed. The most common causes of clogs in bathtubs are hair and soap residue, and these are things you you may be able to take care of yourself.

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The first thing to try out is using a plunger. Pump the plunger up and down for around 15 seconds, check for results, and then repeat a few more times. If this doesn’t work, you’ll need to head out to the store to get a drain cleaner. Follow the instructions for whatever product you choose. It usually takes about 30 minutes for the drain to clean out, if drain cleaner is going to work. The final step to try if your drain still isn’t clear is to remove the drain cover. Using a piece of wire, like a clothes hanger, try to remove whatever it is that may be clogging the drain, using the plunger intermittently.

If your drain is still clogged, you’ll have to get a professional to take care of it. A drain cleaning service, like AAA Drain Cleaning, will have the knowledge, tools and expertise to find the source of your problem!

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