How to Clean Out a Tub Drain
By: Danny Lipford
A slow running or clogged tub drain can be really annoying and turn your bath or shower into a less than idyllic experience. Fortunately, it’s usually a simple problem to fix.
Start by removing the screws on the drain’s overflow escutcheon plate.
Next, pull the drain assembly out of the overflow pipe.
Clean any hair and debris from the drain bail.
A two-foot long flexible rod with tiny bristles on the end, known as a drain stick, is used to remove any additional gunk from the drain.
The rod is inserted in the drain, and any remaining trash is fished out.
The drain can be cleaned out even more by removing the drain grate.
Use the drain stick to clean inside it while flushing it out with water.
Once the drain is running freely, reassemble the drain assembly and grate.
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