Clearing a tub drain clog is messy and even challenging. There’s no telling what’s stopping the flow or how to get out. Some clogs get so bad, it leads to even worse plumbing issues. On top of that, there’s so many ways to clear that clog. Which methods work best? Unclog your bathtub with one of the top three methods shown here.
You know, sometimes it can be an easy clog to get it unstopped. It just depends. And we need to do several steps to see if we can get it unstopped. First of all, you need a plunger. You need a needle-nose and some pliers. You need to rag. And also, a coat hanger. You know, it’s really simple. Grab one, unloosen it a little bit. We pull out the little curve to it. And where you can get it unstopped is normally right there at that drain. You can stick your coat hanger down in there and kind of just move it back and forth, back and forth, and see if you get that debris out.
If you want to use a plunger, first step you want to do is, of course, if you have a drain that requires a strainer and that strainer is on there, the first thing to do is you need to take that strainer off. It is also, on the very top part of it, you do have a face plate, that’s your overflow. You can take that off with a screwdriver. And when you take that off, what you need to do is, you need get a rag or something that you can actually plug that up. Because basically what you want to do is you want to maximize the pressure to get it unstopped. Fill up your tub a good maybe four or five inches, and get your plunger, and just bring it up and down, up and down, and try to maximize it. And hopefully, you can get it unstopped on that end.
When the hanger and the plunger won’t work, why not try a snake?
You know, you can go to several supply houses, or hardware, you can go and pick up a snake. You’ve got to take that face plate that should be already off. Go ahead and stick your snake in there, try to get it unstopped that way. You do have a little S, we call it a P-trap, there that is going to be very difficult, sometimes, to get through.
Unclog your tub with these three easy methods. Use a hanger by sticking it down the drain and pulling up and down. If that doesn’t work, try a plunger while covering the overflow. If all else fails, stick a snake down the overflow hole. Feed the cable until it stops at the clog. Then run the motor in reverse to remove the clog. With your weapon of choice, it’s easy to let that shower puddle go with the flow. For HomeShowRadio.com, I’m Tom Tynan.