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How to unclog the drain in your bathtub Play Video

A couple of months ago my son asked if we could take a look at his shower because the water was draining really slow. After looking at the drain my wife and I purchased a popular liquid drain cleaner and poured it into the drain. A couple of hours later the water seemed to drain better but after a few months we were back in the same boat again. So we pulled out the liquid drain cleaner again and poured it into the drain. Again it helped, but the water still drained a little slow. So now I realize that using liquid drain cleaner is only a temporary fix. If your drain is running slow you have an obstruction somewhere that needs to be removed.

Surprisingly in most cases you can fix this yourself with a screw driver, pliers and watching this four minute video. 

Over time a tub will gradually begin to drain more slowly as a hair clog builds up and soon you will be taking a shower in standing water. The good news is that the clog usually is just inches away, wrapped around the drain mechanism, which is easily removed for cleaning. Occasionally, a neglected clog travels down the drain line and needs to be snaked out through the overflow drain opening.

There are two basic types of drain assemblies: plunger and pop-up. A plunger system will have a grate over the drain opening and an internal plunger that closes the drain. A pop-up drain has a drain stopper in the drain opening. An improperly adjusted stopper or plunger is also a possible cause of sluggish draining. Modern tub drain systems have an in-line trap designed to prevent sewer gas from entering through the tub drain. Older homes may have a separate drum trap in the floor (usually in an adjacent closet), which can be opened for cleaning and snaking lines. Whatever setup you have, clearing the clog takes only a few minutes using basic tools.


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