Clogged bathtub drain solution and easy fix
Are your ankles submerged in water when you bathe? Is your bathtub drain limited because the tub fills up quickly? Or maybe it takes too long to drain the bathtub after a bath? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it might be time to learn how to unblock that drain. All you need are a few affordable supplies and a little effort. And then finally you can say goodbye! To that unattractive black ring that has formed around the inside of your bathtub.
Continue reading for a quick guide to fixing a clogged bathtub drain.
As with any product, no matter how cheap or easy it seems to work, use common sense and read the instructions on the product label before attempting to unclog clogged bathtub drain.
Description of the Zip-It drainage cleaning tool
Do not bother to destroy and bend a metal hanger in an effort to unclog the hair of the bathtub and do not waste time disassembling the drains or using a plunger to drain the clutter. According to my son, the Zip-It Drain Cleaning Tool works like an amulet to uncover bathtubs full of hair, soap drops, body oil and other unidentifiable debris that has adhered to the hair and sides of pipes. He was surprised at how cheap, easy and quick this product worked to unclog all the drains in his rented house.
How to unlock a drain with this inexpensive and innovative tool
To unclog clogged bathtub drain in an inexpensive and simple way, simply use the barbed snake according to the instructions on the product label. Guide this cheap and easy product in the bathtub opening, and pull it out to unclog the pipe. It will unclog a clogged bathtub drain with hair and the dirt that accompanies it, and taking into account the other methods that are normally used to unclog a bathtub is two dollars well spent since that is cheap and it works.
Visit any local home improvement store and you will find a wide range of quality drain cleaners and reasonably priced augers. Buy a drainage auger that is safe and suitable for bathtub drains. Ask a store clerk if you are not sure. You can choose to buy an over-the-counter drain cleaning solution or make your own. To make your own drain cleaner, you will need baking soda and white vinegar.
Unclog the drain of the bathtub
Begin by removing the plug from the tub. If it is a plug, you can proceed to the next step. Remove a drop plug using a screwdriver. You will find the screw below the head of the stop, on the shaft. For push and lock stops you will only need to unscrew the stop with your fingers. Then remove the shaft with your screwdriver. Be sure to place your plugs to the safe side.
Put on your rubber gloves and stand on the drain. Most likely, you will see a strand of hair or some viscous residue. This is normal. Take your drain bit and the trash bag. And prepare to submerge. Insert the drain bit into the tub drain as low as possible. Then, pull it out and pull it out all the way. This can take several attempts. But do not give up. It will fit there below. This can help release some of the blockages by pouring a small amount of liquid soap into the drain. It can help loosen the dirt and allow the auger to reach further.
Repeat to clean clogged bathtub drain.
Place the extracted remains in your garbage bag, and continue repeating step 3 until you cannot recover anything. Pour your drain cleaner down the drain and follow its instructions. To use yours, pour 1 cup of baking soda into the drain, followed by 2 cups of boiling water. Then pour another cup of baking soda into the drain followed by 1 cup of white vinegar. Cover the drain, let it sit for several minutes and then rinse with 2 more cups of boiling water. Replace the tub plug. If the obstruction persists or turns out to be too severe, contact an authorized plumber immediately. They have the tools and training to deliver safe and effective solutions at a fair price.