Step-by-Step Guide to Unclogging a Bathtub Drain

Clogged bathtub drains are a common problem that can cause a lot of frustration and inconvenience. Fortunately, unclogging a bathtub drain is not as difficult as it may seem. With the right tools and a little bit of know-how, you can easily clear out your clogged drain and get back to enjoying your bathtub. Here is a step-by-step guide to unclogging a bathtub drain.

Gather the Right Tools

The first step in unclogging your bathtub drain is to gather the right tools. You will need a plunger, an auger, and some rubber gloves. The plunger will be used to create suction that will help loosen up any clogs in the drain. The auger will be used to reach further down into the pipes and break up any stubborn clogs. Lastly, rubber gloves should be worn to protect your hands from any dirt or debris that may come out of the pipes during the unclogging process.

Remove Hair and Debris

Once you have gathered all of your tools, you will need to remove any hair or debris from around the drain opening. This can be done by using tweezers or pliers to pull out any visible clumps of hair or debris. Be sure to use caution when doing this as you do not want anything sharp going down into your pipes.

Use Plunger and Auger

Now it’s time to use the plunger and auger to break up any clogs in the pipes. Start by placing the plunger over the drain opening and pumping it vigorously for several minutes until you feel suction building up in the pipe. Once you have created enough suction, insert the auger into the pipe and turn it clockwise until it reaches whatever is blocking the pipe. Once you have reached the blockage, twist the auger counterclockwise until it breaks up whatever is causing the clog.

By following these steps, you should be able to easily unclog your bathtub drain without having to call in a professional plumber. With just a few simple tools and some know-how, you can save yourself time and money by taking care of this problem on your own.

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