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Why Won’t My Bathtub Drain?

All drains have a trap. While your sink has a “U” shaped trap, your bathtub has a “P” shaped trap. Sometimes the trap can get clogged with and can be a hassle to deal with. If your bathtub has a stubborn drain problem, it can lead to a lot of frustration and wasted time. That’s why it’s important to be fully aware of any potential factors that can bring on draining troubles.

Things That Can Bring on Unpleasant Bathtub Draining Difficulties

Clogs can trigger bathtub draining woes. Here are some common issues that can cause a clog:

  • Remnants of soap
  • Hair
  • Dead skin

The combination of soap, hair, and dead skin all mix inside of the drainpipe is the perfect formula for a clog.

How to Avoid Drain Clogs

While you may not be able to prevent clogs from happening one-hundred percent, there are some things you can do that can limit the number of clogs you’ll have over time.

Here are some tips:

  • Invest in a shower drain cover
  • Clean out hair in the tub after every use
  • Use a plunger the moment you notice water that is slow to go down the drain
  • Use a plumber’s snake

Drain clogs can be a headache. If the above tips have not solved your bathtub drain clog issue, then it’s time to call a plumber to troubleshoot the problematic clog.

If you have a bathtub drain dilemma, we’ve got you covered!  Our professional plumbers at AAA Service can help you get your drain clog-free. We use many drain cleaning methods to get the job done right. Call or schedule an appointment online today for all your home plumbing needs.

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