Cost-Effective Ways to Clear a Bathtub Drain

Bathtub drainIf anyone in your home has long hair, you know that clogged bathtub drains happen more often than you would like. Buying drain cleaner is sometimes very expensive, especially if you have to buy it frequently. So, what other methods can you use to keep your drain free and clear so it can continue to do its job? Here’s a list:

The Wire Hanger Method

If you unbend a wire hanger and make it into a long hook that can be pushed down the drain, you can fish out the blockage inside your drain, as long as you don’t mind seeing the gross things that come out. Repeat this until your bathtub is draining regularly again.

The Plunger Method

Plungers don’t just work for toilets. If you put enough water in the tub to cover the bottom and block the overflow outlet if you have one, you can plunge the drain until the blockage is cleared. This method works well with complete blockages, but not as much with partial blockages.

The Old Baking-Soda-and-Vinegar Trick

Pour half a box of dry baking soda and a half cup of vinegar into the bathtub drain and quickly clog the drain with something like a large rag. Leave the mixture in the drain for 30 minutes and come back to see if the drain runs correctly again. If not, try repating the process.

Sometimes you don’t have the tools you need to fix your pipe problems, but there are those who can help you. Call your California plumbing specialistsnow for immediate help!