Bathtub Drain Clogs
Bathtub Drain Clogs: We Can Help
If you have a Bathtub Drain Clogs, you have no choice but to fix it if you want to be using your bathtub again any time soon. Just ask your cat.
What causes a bathtub drain? It is important to figure out why your bathtub drain is clogged. If you fail to do this, you will probably find yourself facing the same problem at a later date. Fortunately, there are a few common reasons why a bathtub drain is clogged. You can take steps to prevent each of these sources of clogs from taking hold in your drain.
- Hair Clogs
When you have a clog in your bathtub drain, there is a good chance that hair is the culprit. Hair can build up slowly, sticking to the walls of your drain pipe and catching other debris as it passes by. Once this happens, it is only a matter of time before your bathtub drain is completely clogged. Ugggh!
If you have problems with hair in your bathtub clogs, you can remove it with a plunger or a drain snaking. However, you are better off preventing the clogs in the first place. After you remove your clog, you should do this by installing a hair trap immediately. This will catch hair that would have gone down your drain without impeding the flow of water. Empty your hair trap regularly, because hair building up on top of your drain will block the flow of water just as easily.
- Soap Scum Build-Up
While you would think that soap scum would dissolve easily in water, it can actually be a serious problem for your drains. Soap scum is a common source of clogs in bathtub drain systems. While it is not solid, it can solidify after it goes down the drain, gradually building up on your drain’s walls. As it does this, it can also stick to anything else passing through your drain, making your other potential clogs into real clogs more quickly.
While you can’t avoid having soap go down your bathtub drain, you can take steps to minimize the amounts you put there. Don’t put soap down your drain on purpose, even in small pieces. This will make your drain clog quickly, especially if other problems are present.
- Hard Water Deposits
Hard water can also be a source of problems for your bathtub drain. Though you cannot see it as it happens, hard water can deposit solid material on the sides of your drain. This constricts the flow of water and gives any debris passing through your drain that would normally do so harmlessly a place to catch on and cause clogs.
Because of this, hard water is particularly difficult when hair and soap scum are present in your drain. You can get rid of hard water by buying a water softener. There are many varieties available for you to choose from, but the most common is an ion exchange water softener, which can be attached over a shower or faucet. However, there are many other varieties, so choose the one that works best in your particular situation.
Prevention Is Key
Typically, drain systems should work without trouble most of the time anyway. A properly designed drain system should never clog or stop up, unless of course the result of misuse or a foreign object. The most common drains that clog are the small drains, which include: tubs, showers, bathroom sinks, and kitchen sinks. If you take care in keeping the trap clean most of the time the drain will not clog. If you do experience a clogged drain, try to clear it with a mechanical snake before taking further action.
We recommend calling a Reliable Contractor Services licensed plumber today to unclog your clogged bathtub in complex situations!
Reliable Bathtub Drain Clogs Services serves the greater Cleveland, Ohio area and is your “one stop shop”. Not only do we do plumbing drain cleaning and repair/installation, but we also specialize in basement waterproofing, excavation, Pipe video inspection/recording. Residential and Commercial services.
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