- Remove the stopper
- Remove any material around the stopper and strainer
- Pour boiling water down the drain
- Plunge the drain
Many tubs have a built-in drain stopper that you can remove and check for any visible obstructions. You will often find hair and accumulated debris at the drain opening that can be identified right away as the problem.
Once you have removed all the debris, you can pour boiling water down the drain to clear out the remainder. If this doesn’t work, cover the overflow drain in preparation to plunge it. Above the main drain for your bathtub, you likely will find an overflow drain that functions to allow excess water to flow into pipes rather than onto the bathroom floor in the event that the tub’s water level rises too high. Cover the overflow hole tightly with duct tape.
FloHawks Can Help Unclog Your Bathtub
Still experiencing issues with a bathtub that won’t drain properly? The experienced team of professional plumbers at FloHawks are ready to jump in and save you the frustration of trying to unclog your bathtub yourself. Give us a call anytime at (800) 356-4295 or use our convenient Schedule Your Service tool which allows you to set an appointment that fits your schedule.