How to Unclog a Tub Drain
There is nothing more frustrating than a plugged up drain in the kitchen or bathroom. Hiring a plumber tends to get costly. Luckily, a stuck drain is one of those plumbing issues homeowners can often fix themselves. Our clogged drain home remedies below are some great DIY fixes to help out if you are dealing with this headache at home!
Nearly everyone has a plunger in their bathroom. If you don’t then you should definitely get one! When you have a clogged tub use the plunger to try to suction the clog and loosen it. A clogged tub is likely caused by a mixture of hair and soap.
If a plunger doesn’t work then grab a drain snake and insert it down the drain. Twist it and pull it up. This will pull up hair that is clogging the drain pipe. Try to remove as much hair as possible.
After you have the hair removed, pour a half cup of salt down the drain. Let it sit for at least half an hour. The salt will help to scour the sides of the drain pipe and remove grease and soap scum from the drain.
Pour a kettle full of boiling water down the drain to wash down the salt.
Enjoy your clear drain!
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- Plunger (Grocery store)
- Drain snake (Amazon)
- Salt (Grocery store)
- Boiling Water (Kitchen)
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Rai Tirado on May 26, 2021
I definitely would looks very well thought of. So yea I would
Em on Jun 30, 2022
From a plumber: Salt itself doesn’t do anything to your drain. It is always added to other home ingredients to make it effective. It is not advisable to pour a large amount of salt down the drain just because you think the coarseness would break down the clog. Salt doesn’t remove clogs alone. It has to be mixed with baking soda, vinegar or other ingredients to unclog drains. Hot or boiling water must also be used.
What damage does salt do to the good bacteria in your septic system???