Clogged bathtub drains are inconvenient, and can be caused by a variety
of factors. Soap scum, hair, and other debris can build up over time,
leading to clogged pipes, leaks, and other serious problems. In order
to keep your bathroom drain clean and clear, you may need to clean it
once a year.
How Should You Clean Your Drain?
Step 1: Remove the stopper. For a regular drop stopper, you can simply twist off the cap and remove
the screw. If you have a levered bathtub stopper, you will need to remove
the overflow plate as well as the stopper. For push stoppers, you may
be able to hold onto the base while unscrewing the stopper. Once the stopper
is removed, you will have easy access to the debris in the drain.
Step 2: Pull the debris from the drain canal. After removing the stopper from your bathtub drain, you should be able
to pull the hair and other debris out using a bent wire with a hook on
the end. You can also use your fingers to remove debris, and you should
wear gloves to avoid getting soap scum and bacteria on your hands.
Step 3: Finish the job. If your drain is still slow, or there is debris beyond what you can reach,
you may use a bent wire, drain snake or auger to get the debris out. However,
you should avoid pushing the debris further into the pipe, which can make
the blockage worse. If you aren’t sure how to correctly use a drain
auger, it is important to call a professional plumber. Once all the hair
and scum has been removed, you can rinse the drain with white vinegar
and baking soda to clear it out.
Call The Eco Plumbers Today at (614) 401-4777
The Eco Plumbers, we provide fast, reliable, and efficient services. If your bathtub drain
is slow, or multiple drains in your building are backed up, our
Columbus drain cleaning specialists will use state-of-the-art equipment and technology to identify the source
of the blockage. We will clean it quickly and work hard to leave you satisfied.
Ready to schedule a service? Contact our office
today to speak with a member of our team.