It will be such a nuisance standing in several inches of water when you are taking a bath. This happens because the drain is clogged. Actually, you can do it yourself unclog the drain by utilizing the equipment around you. The steps on how to unclog a bathub drain are quite easy to be followed.
First you need to remove all the visible obstructions above the drain. Then, open the drain cover and you will find much hair has been accumulated under the cover, especially the one used screw to make it firm. Remove all the obstructions, but do not forget to wear a pair of gloves to protect your hand from the bacteria. If the overflow of the water is still blocked, you can use a plumber’s snake to snake it into the pipe and gradually pull up all the clog out. This is usually the most effective way how to unclog a bathub drain and applied by many plumbers in solving this kind of problem. If this step still does not work, you can try to use a plunger. Beside using it for the toilet, actually a plunger also can plung the bathub drain. You just need to make sure that the drain is filled with enough water, it is better to flow hot water, and then pull it up and down for several times until the clog is broken up.
Using the chemical liquid should be the last consideration on how to unclog a bathub drain. Although the drain cleaner can be reached easily in many stores, it is usually harmful for the environment and also can corrode the pipe. You should follow the instructions carefully to ensure the safety. It will be better if you mix a half cup liquid of baking soda and vinegar. Pour them as quickly as possible and let the mixture sit for about two hours. After it, you flush it with running hot water and the drain will free from the blockage.
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