Every morning, you rush out of your door to head to work or school on time. When you are running late, you don’t even have time to shave or fix your hair, so you definitely do not have time to deal with a pesky bathtub clog. The best way to fix a clogged bathtub or shower drain is to prevent it from clogging in the first place. There are a few different methods you can use to avoid a clog. Read on for a few tips and tricks to help you prevent a pesky bathtub clog!
Use Hair Catchers
You have probably noticed that hair is the top culprit for a bathtub clog. Since they’re thin and long, hair strands can easily wash down into your drain, where they clump up and form a stubborn blockage. Some people try to avoid these clogs by settings stray hairs aside as they wash their hair. However, even if you pay attention to your hair, you can not prevent every strand from falling down into the drain.
To block hair clogs, buy a hair catcher. This device will sit on your drains, so hair and other debris will land in it instead of down your bathtub drain. To clean your hair catcher, simply empty it into your garbage.
Flush Your Drains
Another good way to prevent hair clogs is to flush all of your drains at one time, sending a cascade of water down to clear up the debris and hair. You will need multiple people to help you with this task. Close your bathtub, shower, sink drains, and fill each sink or tub with warm water. Then, make sure somebody is standing next to each drain and toilet in your house. Clear the drains at the same time, and then flush your toilets at the same time too.
Call a Professional Plumber
If you tried to use a natural solution with no luck and your clog does not improve, call out an experienced and certified plumber. The plumber will use a handy piece of equipment known as a plumber snake. The plumber’s snake is a long, sturdy steel cable with a connected hand crank. The plumber will then send the cable down the drain by turning the crank around. As the plumber sends the line down the drain, it will break up any debris along the way.
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