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Tips to Unblock Your Bathtub’s Drain

Clogged drains are common plumbing troubles that can escalate to plumbing emergency complications in no time without the appropriate plumbing solution. Do it yourself repair can be performed on a minor blocked drain, provided that you are equipped with suitable plumbing tools and the right plumbing know how.

A slow running bathtub’s drain points in large to a partially clogged drainpipe that requires prompt clearing to prevent complete closure of pipe.

Here are a few things you can do in the event of a blocked bath drain.

1. First examine the opening of the drain for hair and other debris that can be easily pulled out by you to relieve the clog. Otherwise take an old coat hanger and bend its wires to make a kind of small hook, push it down the drain and try and catch or dislodge the clog.

2. Try placing a liquid plumbing substance down the drain. There are different types of liquid plumbing products on the market. Most of them simply require that you pour the substance down the drain and then wait up to an hour or so (depending on the severity of the clog) and then flush it with water.

3. If the plumbing liquid doesn’t work, get out your plumber’s snake. Run water, feed and turn about 3 feet of the snake into the drainpipe until hitting the obstacle. Turning the plumber snake as you push forward enables the device to hook onto the clog for you to pull out. Repeat action until you manage to break open the clog. (It’s a good idea to use a plumbing liquid after you succeed just to clean everything out a bit).

If all of these methods fail, then it’s time to summon your local Maple Grove plumbing services to take over.



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