Imagine any of us having to compromise our bath routine because of a clogged bathtub drain then we can get frustrated easily. Bathtubs are your comfort zone and they have to be available for you whenever you need them. It is more frustrating if you find it out when you are running low on time. Calling up plumbers can be a long hectic task but this task has the DIY points for you so that you can combat drainage clogging easily without any professional’s help.
The number one method that can be used for cleaning your bathtub drain is;
1. Using A Drain Claw.
In this method, the first step that you have to perform is to remove the strainer. There is a high risk of hair and soap accumulating underneath the strainer. Removing strainers is a very easy job but sometimes they have screws being fixed with screws.
Remove all of these screws you would need a proper screwdriver. Deciding the right screwdriver is a very easy task as you have to match the head of the screw with the head of your screwdriver. Make sure that when you remove the screws from the strainer you put the screws in a safe place so that you don’t lose them.
Another thing that you can do in this method is to remove the stopper from the drain. Many of the bathtubs have Stoppers and not strainers. These toppers are located at the same place in the drain but the best part about them is they are pretty easier to remove as compared to the strainer. You can remove the stopper by twisting them and then plucking it out.
Now when you have taken out the strainer or stopper you can easily clean the dirt or soap accumulated on this strainer or stopper. You might also have to Scrub these depending upon how much dirt they are.
2. Using Chemical Drain Cleaners.
For this method, you might require some professional cleaners or chemical drain cleaners that can be bought from the store. These chemical trainers consist of potassium hydroxide or sulfuric acid. Now you must read all of the instructions that are written on the back of the cleaner. Sensor causes fuming chemical reactions then you should focus on your PPE (1) when you use this for cleaning.
Make sure that there is no water left in the bathtub and this can be done by using small cups to remove all the water drain to drain the bathtub. Now after wearing the gloves you will have to put the exact amount of ingredient or chemical that is required for the cleaning. Make sure when you are handling this you wear gloves all the time for your precautions. Now after performing all these steps you should wait for 15 minutes to let it work.
Now after putting the chemical in, the other step is to drain cold water through this drain line.
3. Using Baking Soda
Once again the first task includes the cleaning of the strainer or stopper. Hair and soap make a very bad combination that can easily clog the drain so after removing strainers or stoppers you can clean the soap and numerous amounts of hair from your drain. Now the next step is to boil water into an electric kettle so that you can pour it inside the drain.
There is no specific measurement for the amount of water you are supposed to take but you can take care as per your own choice. Now you have to put that boiling water directly into the drain so that it can produce constructive effects on the brain. Now another thing that you can do for a quarter cup of baking soda along with 1 cup white vinegar into the drain.
The next step involves waiting for about 15 to 20 minutes so that the baking soda and vinegar sit inside the drain. Now once again you have to boil water into the kettle to flash with it again.
4. Using a toilet plunger
You can directly use a tissue paper roll or avoid cleaning the stopper for the strainer so that you can remove all sorts of dirt that have accumulated around it. Now you should fill the bathtub with a little more inches of water so that you can use the plunger easily. The plunger is a very amazing gadget to pull out all the clog that is settling inside dirty drains.
All of these above methods are quite effective when removing clog that has accumulated inside the drain. But sometimes the clog is so hard and thick that it does not get removed with all of these methods and in that case, you would need professional help. Professional help by a plumber (2) can solve a lot of your problems. But these DIY easy ways could be the best possibility you can have to get sure but the brain fixed at no cost at all.
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