Naperville Plumbing

Plumbing in Naperville IL

Blocked Bathtub Drain

We’ve all experienced the backed up or blocked bathtub drain. The reason is typically a build up of hair, bathing products or likely both.  The good news is this problem is usually easily rectified.

A tried and true home remedy to this is to straighten out a coat hanger, and then use it to dig any blockage you can reach in the drain.  Now if the clog has moved way down the drain this technique may not work.

Another excellent home solution is to try and unblock the clog with a combination of vinegar and soda.  Mix half a cup each of white vinegar and baking soda in the drain.  Let the combination sit for 10 minutes.  Then pour a pot of boiling water down the drain.  This home remedy may well break down the clog in the drain.

There are some powerful chemical solutions that you can also pour in the drain, if the vinegar and baking salt solution does not work.

Sometimes it happens that a clog cannot be broken down with these methods.  In that case call in a licensed plumber and they can use powerful wire snakes, and other tools, to get rid of the blockage in the drain.