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Clogged Bathtub Giving You Troubles?

Baths are meant to be relaxing, soothing, and enjoyable overall. When you go to drain your tub, and the water doesn’t move, it can be disheartening to your mood. A clogged bathtub is really annoying because it’s difficult to use your tub when it’s filled with dirty or used water. Bathtubs are similar to showers in that they require little maintenance. It is common for bathtubs to get clogged for a variety of reasons, many of them similar to showers. When experiencing a clogged bathtub, we recommend using a plunger first. This is a great way to dislodge clogs that may be in your drain. If that doesn’t work, your clog may be too strong to handle on your own. In that case, you need our master plumbers by your side. 


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Causes of Clogged Bathtubs

Bathtubs and showers see a lot of the same debris that causes clogs, hair being the most common. Of course, there are many other objects that can enter your tub and cause problems draining. It is also important to mention external forces that may be clogging your bathtub. The clogged bathtub may not be due to what is going into the drain but rather the drain itself.

The most common causes of clogged bathtubs include:

  • Hair
  • Soap scum
  • Dirt
  • Sand
  • Mineral buildup
  • Tree roots

Another reason your bathtub may be experiencing problems is because of your sewer line. The sewer collects all the wastewater from your property and sends it to the municipal system for treatment. A sewer clog or collapse could be the reason your bathtub is not draining. However, you will see other signs as well, such as other clogged drains, sewage coming up from drains, and gurgling. Any of these signs should prompt a call to our plumbing experts ASAP! 


What to Do When Your Bathtub Won’t Drain

A plunger is one of the best tools you have in your home or business to settle a clogged drain. These handy tools are not just used for toilets. They work well with all types of drains: floor drains, shower drains, sink drains, and most importantly, bathtub drains. That pesky clogged bathtub drain can be easily dislodged with a few presses of the plunger. This is the recommended method we suggest all of our clients use first.

Once you’ve used the plunger and the clog persists, it’s time to call the professional. We offer effective, pinpoint-accurate clog removal services. It is the best way to remove the clog from your bathtub and reduce the chance of later clogs. Our services remove the entire clog without damaging your property and making a mess. The master plumber that helps remove the clog will walk you through the process before executing it flawlessly. 


Contact ASAP Plumbing Experts

ASAP Plumbing Experts is a professional residential and commercial plumbing company with years of experience removing stubborn clogs from drains. We can help you fix your clogged bathtub with ease. If a larger problem is the cause, our team will determine what it is and implement an effective solution. Our plumbing services are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Don’t hesitate to call us when your plumbing is giving you trouble. The sooner you have it addressed, the better chance you have of preventing greater problems. Contact us today for emergency plumbing services or to receive a quote!


What causes the bathtub to clog?

The likely cause is hair, the same as showers. Hair is a common drain clog culprit. Removing such a clog is easy as picking it out with your hands or a pair of tweezers. 

How do I fix a clogged bathtub?

If your bathtub is clogged by hair, you can likely fix the clog by reaching into the drain with your hands and pulling it out. However, the hair buildup may be too far down or too great for your to remove. In that case, a drain snake is the next best tool. You should always avoid chemical solutions for clogged drains as it causes corrosion and it’s bad for the environment.

How do I stop the bathtub from clogging?

One of the best ways to prevent your bathtub from clogging is to install a hair drain catcher. This will help your tub catch any hair and prevent it from entering your drain. You should also seek professional drain cleaning from a plumber on an annual basis.

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