There is nothing more annoying like coming home all tired and the only thing you need is nice warm bath. You undress, throw the cloths on the floor and then you realise the bathtub is clogged!
Fortunately, I will show you five methods you can use to unclog your bathtub. No need of standing there naked all confused and wondering what to do next.
Tip: Stop panicking and wear your bathrobe.
Remove the stopper and clean it. Boil water and pour it into the drain.
Mix a quarter cup of baking soda with 1 cup of vinegar and pour down the drain.
Wait for at least 15 minutes and then add more boiling water so as to drain and unclog your tub.
If this doesn’t work don’t worry, below are five ways that will unclog your bathtub.
The Drain Claw Method
Remove the strainers
If your strainer is screwed, find a suitable screw and unscrew it
If your bath tub has a stopper instead of a strainer, remove it too
Clean the strainer or the stopper
Make sure you clean it thoroughly
Insert a drain stick down the drain until it hits a drain trap
Continue pushing the drain stick through as it clears any blockage
Pull the drain stick out.
Check to ensure it is unclogged. If this does not work try a different method
Replace cover carefully if it has unclogged
Use of Chemical Drain Cleaners
Buy a chemical drain cleaner that is best suitable for your system
Carefully ready the manufactures instructions at the back of the package
Remove any water in the Bathtub. Use a bucket if applicable
While wearing protective clothing pour the cleaner into the bathtub drain
Wipe out any spills that might occur immediately
Wait for about 25 minutes and pour cold water into the drain
If it is still not working, contact a professional plumber
To prevent injury always use protective clothing when dealing with chemicals.
Use only the recommended levels by the manufacturer so as not to damage your tub.
The Baking Powder Technique
Remove strainer and clean it
Boil water and pour it into the drain
Pour a quarter cup of baking soda and 1 cup of vinegar into the drain
Allow the soda and vinegar to settle for 15 minutes
Add boiling water to react with the soda and vinegar
If it does not unclog try a different method
Use of a Toilet Plunger
Remove the strainer and clean it thoroughly
Fill the tub with a few inches of water till it submerges the plunger
Suction out any obstruction in the drain
If you plunge more than ten times and no dirty water or obstructions then try another method.
Cleaning the Strainers and Stoppers
Remove the strainers using a screw
Clean the gunk and strainer using a scrub
Once clean replace the cover the same way you removed it
Test to see if the drainage is working