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Have you ever dealt with the unpleasantness of a clogged bathtub? It’s a common predicament that many homeowners face. At Drain Express, our team is frequently summoned to tackle this messy problem. Hair, soap scum, and other bits of daily grime tend to accumulate and obstruct the free flow of your bathtub drain. But worry not. We’ve got you covered with this handy guide to help clear those tub clogs! And remember, if it ever feels too much, we’re just a phone call away.

Tub Unclogging 101: A Skill Every Homeowner Should Master

Being able to clear a bathtub drain is a fundamental skill every homeowner can benefit from. While our expert team is more than ready to handle the job across North Carolina, we understand that you might want to try it yourself.

Here’s a simple six-step guide for you to try. All you need is a rag and a plumber’s snake:

  1. Drain Cover Removal: Twist off the drain cover if one is in place. It may require a few turns before it comes loose.
  2. Clear Visible Debris: Use a rag to pull out any visible gunk clogging up the entrance of your drain. You’d be surprised at what can be removed with just your fingers!
  3. Snake the Drain: Push the business end of the plumber’s snake into the drain. Start turning the handle when you meet resistance (this is your clog). Once the resistance lessens, remove the snake and clean the debris from the end.
  4. Repeat as Necessary: Keep going with this process until the snake slides through without hitting any blockages.
  5. Clean and Store Your Tools: After your job’s done, retract the snake, wipe it down, and let it dry before storing it away.
  6. Replace the Drain Cover: Once everything is clear, put the drain cover back in place.

Remember, you don’t always have to get your hands dirty. We’re always ready to take over if you need to get up for the challenge.

When the Going Gets Tough: Call Drain Express

Congratulations! Now that you’re versed in unclogging a bathtub, you can handle basic plumbing repairs. But let’s be honest. Only some people are DIY fans, especially when it comes to plumbing. That’s perfectly okay. If you run into a more daunting plumbing challenge, don’t hesitate to contact us at Drain Express. We pride ourselves in resolving any plumbing issues accurately and efficiently the first time.

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