It's a simple solution to what could be a big problem. The water prevents
sewer and other gases from coming up through the drain.Go back to the
tub.Attached to the curved hook will be more hair and gunk.Clearing the
DrainFirst remove the strainer with a screwdriver. You've tried those drain
cleaners at the supermarket, but they don't seem to make a dent in the problem.
The trap is a curved part of the drain that holds water. Before that, here's a
home remedy idea using a household item to try.Now for the not so fun part. You
think you'll need to call in one of the plumbers in Colma. They're a good thing
to have around the house. Twist and lift and the stopper injection
molding barrel should come right out. Then test the drain by filling the tub
with a little water.
If you're a germaphobe or just don't like the slimy feeling
of things, invest in some latex gloves.With the strainer out of the way, set the
screws in a place they will not roll on the floor and get lost. Then rinse of
the gunk residue that is still on the strainer and stopper in the bathroom sink.
You'll need them later.Do it Yourself Drain CleaningPosted by petersimpson on
June 17th, 2019Standing in a bathtub taking a shower and the drain isn't
draining fast enough is just not fun! No one like to stand in the ankle deep
water. If the drain cleaner doesn't speed up the draining, then call one of the
plumbers in Colma. You may need to scrape or scrub it away. Then slide the
hanger down the drain until you hit the trap. Soap scum, hair, and other
unmentionables get pass through or get caught in the strainer. The drain is
partially clogged. The strainer will be slimy to the touch. Sometimes drains get
so clogged the drain cleaner cannot penetrate through the clog. You'll want the
hook about ½ inch in diameter so it will be easy to maneuver inside the drain.
With the latex gloves on your hands remove the slimy gunk around the strainer
and stopper. Then fill the tub again with a little water and see if it drains
faster.Next move the hanger around, pushing and pulling, and then pull out the
hanger.. That's what plugs the drain. Now, remove the stopper. Clean off the
hanger and go at it again and again and again. The problem is not hard to
diagnosis.From here you can use a drain cleaner. Place the gunk in a plastic
trash bag. It may take a little pushing for the hanger to bend through the trap.
Did it drain faster? If not, continue to push the hanger down inside the drain
and twist and pull out. Keep pushing the hanger down inside the drain. Take a
metal wire hanger (the kind you get at the dry cleaner) and with pliers bend one
end in the shape of a fish hook.