How do you clean a drain of hair?

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My bathtub drain is full of hair. I have pulled out what I can but there is much below the drain holes that I can't get at. What do I do?

Judith

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  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Aug 11, 2018

    Home Depot sells a small plastic long thing that has spikes on it with a hole for your finger you put it down the drain go up and down then pull out keep doing the new get a strainer for the drain a screen kind

    • Judith Enich Judith Enich on Aug 11, 2018

      The tub drain holes are about as wide as a pencil. Do I have to take that whole piece out and get a new one so I can get these spikes to work?


  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Aug 11, 2018

    Hi Judith! I find these drain clog removers fantastic for getting all of that gunk out!

  • Joe Gemmill Joe Gemmill on Aug 11, 2018

    Even the Dollar Store sell those plastic strips that you push down a drain and pull up the YUCK and toss the whole works in the trash. :)

  • Joe Gemmill Joe Gemmill on Aug 11, 2018

    Even the Dollar Store sell those plastic strips that you push down a drain and pull up the YUCK and toss the whole works in the trash. :)

  • Cindy Cindy on Aug 11, 2018

    Hi Judith. I'm Cindy. You need a drain snake. You push it in your drain as far as you can. And then twist it as you pull it out backwards. Hair and muck will attach to the barbs on the snake. You may have to repeat until the drain is clear. Best of luck to you.

  • Dwp7470b Dwp7470b on Aug 11, 2018

    Judy, most people do not know this but...you can indeed use a plunger on a tub drain. I do this every 2 months whether it needs it or not.

    I mean, look at my hair. Trust me, it needs it.

    Small Plungers cost a Dollar at Dollar Tree.

    You should also while you are at dollar tree pick up 4 containers of Mister Plumber.

    It is about the same as Liquid Plumber, it just costs less with a different name.

  • Linda Linda on Aug 11, 2018

    I used a wire hanger once to clear a drain. Just make sure to make a hook at the end when you gently move it done the drain.

  • E.p14209375 E.p14209375 on Aug 12, 2018

    My drain Was plugged! Neighbor came over, he bought stuff at Home Depot, comes in dark jug, then in a plastic zip lock bag! Believe me it is Magical!!! Leave undisturbed for 8 hours or so, actually dissolved all the hair!! DrainO..etc.. nothing worked until this! Harmless to pipes etc.

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