Is your bathtub drain blocked? No need to waste money to buy a stick, you can clean it up by yourself! If your bathtub is not completely blocked, then you don't need to use those very violent methods. Follow the steps below, if the previous step does not work, follow the order step by step.
1. Remove the cover of the drain, and then clean the surface of the sewer. You will find a lot of hair gathered in the drain, especially if the drain you are using is threaded.
Some bathtub drains are pre-installed with stoppers to prevent the drain. For these, first remove the plug and loosen the thread, and then carefully remove the assembled plug. This is a good time to use the "bending clothes hanger" method, because there are a lot of hair and other things that will get tangled in the plug. Use the same method to remove the plug.
2. Use a bent wire hanger or "sewer grabber" to clean up the blockage in the deep sewer. Straighten the hanger first, and then make a hook on the head of the hanger. Use it to remove hair and other blockages in your sewer. Pull the mud out, don't push it in, otherwise the blockage will be worse than before. The simplest and most effective tool for dealing with slow or blocked drains caused by hair is called "sewer grabber". You just simply extend it into the drain, and you only need to turn the drain or stopper around. With more than 100 small hooks, the "sewer grabber" can grab the hair and take it out easily, simple and effective. You can make your own "sewage hair cleaner" from the plastic straps used to tie the boxes. Just use scissors to cut about 30 inches (9 meters) of plastic tape from both ends to create a barrier that can block hair and sludge. Reach in and pull out several times in the sewer, and then take it away. Just flush the drain with water. This is a free and reusable material.
3. Use hot water. This method is most useful for sewers that are not completely blocked. Use a pot to hold a few cups of hot water but don't boil it. Pour hot water directly into the sewer carefully to avoid splashing hot water. A hot water jug is helpful for pouring hot water. Use the spatula for 10 to 15 minutes after pouring the hot water. Many experts in sewer cleaning do not recommend using boiling water for backflow, because boiling water may melt or liquefy some of the sealants, waxes and rubber gaskets used to connect plumbing equipment.
4. Mix one-third cup of baking soda and one-third cup of vinegar in a large container. It can be a large cup, a large pitcher or a large bowl. Quickly pour the mixture in the container into the sewer. The faster you pour, the better the effect, because this violent process will gradually disappear.
5. Use the spatula to turn on the hot water in the bathtub and fill your bathtub drain with enough hot water. Use a spatula to aim at the drain about 10 times to ensure that your blockages are cleared. The flow of water in the sewer will help you clear the sewer faster. .
Place a damp cloth in the place where the drain is overflowing (similar to the place where you find to prevent the overflow of the sink), often directly under the stopper, which can help you create a vacuum environment and make the performance of the squeeze more effective.