How do I get my bath tub drain unclogged without the use of harsh chem

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My bath tub drain is constantly clogged

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 26, 2018
    https://www.hometalk.com/categories/clean/bathroom/drains
  • Eileen Fredericks Eileen Fredericks on Apr 26, 2018
    the reason is usually hair. Use a drain trap for hair that covers the drain, clean every shower after a good cleaning with liquid plumber. Or call roto rooter for a mechanical clean out, then use hair trap from then on. I have heard you can use baking soda and vinegar,but don’t know the proportions, or how well it works on badly clogged drains.
  • Can you snake your drain? You can rent or borrow a snake. Chances are you have a clog some where that needs to be pushed through. In bathtubs, the clogs are typically hair and gunky soap scum. I have an additional screen on my drain to catch most of that stuff so that there are less clogs. As a last resort, call a plumber and have them send the camera down, I always think it is cool to see what is in there - just hope it is not tree roots!
  • SandyG SandyG on Apr 26, 2018
    Have you tried the old stand-by of baking soda-vinegar and boiling water? Click on the link below for DIY.

    https://www.hometalk.com/5929110/the-easy-way-to-unclog-your-drains?r=2
  • Margarite Margarite on Apr 26, 2018
    Usually it is hair clogging the drain. Unscrew the drain and clean it. Then buy something to put on top the drain to catch the hair. Sorry I can't remember the new. You can find it any where, walmart, target and walgreen. I went online and found turbo snake drain hair removal tool.
  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Apr 26, 2018
    You may have to use a plunger to help unstop it.

    I pour baking soda down my drains, followed by vinegar which bubbles out muck! Leave mixture in the drain for a few minutes.

    If this continues, call the plumber before you ruin a bathroom. When it backs up, it can sometimes overrun the toilet!
  • Deborah Coleman-Miles Deborah Coleman-Miles on Apr 26, 2018
    Thanks a bunch hun...so nice to know there's an inexpensive approach. Now if only I could find a fix for teenagers as quickly 😁😁😁!!
  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Apr 26, 2018
    A pan of boiling hot water may help. Also pour baking soda a cup or 2, followed by 1/2 quart of plain white vinegar. It will bouble like a science experiment.
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