No one likes a clogged bathtub drain, particularly in the shower, sink, bathtub, and toilet. The clogs cause water to overflow into your tub and make the tub difficult to use. This is why you should keep your drain clean on a regular basis. But what do you do when your drain becomes blocked?
First, if you have an older bathtub and drain, you will need a bathtub drain cleaner to clear the drain of any standing water or standing debris. While cleaning your tub drain, be sure to remove all items from the drainpipe such as toys, clothes, and towels. You may also want to take your toilet out for easier access.
Next, you should clean the trap and screen that are inside the trap. These screens are installed over the drain to prevent the trapped water from draining back into the drain. They can become clogged over time, causing water to build up, creating a wet bath, and leading to blockage.
After you have cleaned the screen and trap, you should clean the bottom of your bathtub drain. When using the tub drain cleaner, you will want to first remove any loose debris that is inside the trap and screen. Then, use the cleaner and pressurize the water, allowing it to flow through the trap. After the water has drained through the trap and screen, you should allow the water to drain again.
Finally, the water will need to be dried off to ensure you have no left over buildup and build up of water. If you are using a bathtub drain cleaner, you may want to spray it on to the bottom before you dry it off with a towel or paper towels. For the tub drain cleaner that comes with a hose, be sure to get it to the trap before you turn it on so you do not burn yourself.
Once you have performed these steps, you will know that you have a properly functioning bathtub drain that will free up your bathroom drains quickly and easily. And, you can take advantage of a clean, safe shower every time you enter the tub!
There are several different types of bathtub drain cleaners that are available for cleaning the drain. You can choose to use an old fashioned brush attachment to clear your drain or you can choose to use a tub drain cleaner which does not require any kind of brush at all. There are models that use special tools to manually clear the drain. This is very effective but it can cause a lot of work if you are going to do it on your own.
One way to reduce the amount of work you have to put in to clear the drain is to find a bathtub drain cleaner that uses a pump. This can be very useful in areas where you do not have access to a shovel or broom, but want to keep the area clean and well maintained.
In summary, you need to make sure you always keep your bathtub drain clean so that you do not have to worry about the mess you create from clogged drains. After you have the drain clean, it is then easier to prevent further clogs.