I need to unclog my bathtub

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  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Sep 18, 2017
    Use a clothes hanger or old toothbrush to pull as much hair up out of the drain. Then use the bent out straight wire hanger to poke down into the drain. If you can get one hole through the clog, it will be much easier for the water to help. Now use 2 cups (one pint) of Drano according to directions. Let it sit for the right time, then flush the drain with cold water--a lot of it. Give it more time to work or repeat if you think it is a very bad clog. After a lot of water, the Dano and fumes should be gone--and the clog. If the drain is working right, hooray! Almost all bathtub clogs are hair, shampoo, body wash bath oils, etc. But if this were the toilet, it could be a teddy bear, wash cloth, or about anything! Best wishes to you. 😇
    Btw, I try to remember to clean shower and bathtub drains at least once a year. The toilet, once a week and the tank once a month. But sinks, when I have Drano, I follow their old slogan: Once in every week, a cup in every drain. But I really don't get it done that often.
  • Kenmac Kenmac on Sep 18, 2017
    Most bathtub clogs are simple to fix. The first thing I usually try is to get a regular commode plunger, use a wet rag to help seal the tub overflow vent ( it helps to have help here as you need to hold the rag firmly to creat a good seal), put about an inch of water in the tub, then use the plunger vigorously to suck the obstruction from the tub ( looks awful, but don't stop). Another way is to use a shop vac and blow the obstruction out. You will still have to block the vent and wrap the exhaust hose with another wet rag. Wrap the end of the hose leaving a good sized hole open, block the vent, then turn the vac on books and stick it in the open drain.
  • Mus29057969 Mus29057969 on Sep 18, 2017
    Hello. Pour some baking soda down the drain followed by vinegar and let it fizzle. It has worked for me. Good luck!
  • Msc29736673 Msc29736673 on Sep 18, 2017
    Just unscrew the plug/stopper , take out most likely hair causing clog. Throw in trash not toilet or that will clog next. Screw back in the plug or stopper. Then Bobs your uncle!

  • Pat Pat on Sep 18, 2017
    Plumber told us to pour bleach...cloryx...down each drain every month to keep them from clogging. Used Draino one time and it bubbled over ruining the porceline around tub drain. You can buy very cheaply the flexible thing with prongs on it to pull hair out of your drain.
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Sep 19, 2017
    Buy a plumber snake if the problem does not solve with a plunger.