Asked by: Hermila Olivares
asked in category: General Last Updated: 7th March, 2020

Why does my bathtub keep clogging?

The most common cause of a clogged bathtub is hair. When you bathe or shower, your hair has nowhere to go but down the drain. When it slithers down the drain, it can get stuck to the sides of the piping, building up over time and attaching to other materials—like dead skin or scum—that went down the pipes.

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Likewise, people ask, how do you stop a bathtub from clogging?

Follow these tips and strategies to save money and prevent bathtub clogs before they happen:

  1. Use a Drain Cover. Hair is one of the main causes of clogged bathtub drains.
  2. Try a Quality Clog Remover. Chemical drain cleaners keep drains running freely and break up stubborn clogs.
  3. Avoid Drain-Clogging Activities.

Subsequently, question is, why does my shower drain keep getting clogged? Smaller shower drain blockages are usually caused by a build-up of soap scum, dirt, and hair. Long hair in particular can easily clog drains, and soap worsens the problem by causing hair to stick to the drain walls more easily than it otherwise would.

Subsequently, question is, how do I stop my hair from going down the tub drain?

Place a piece of scrunched up nylon netting into your shower drain to stop hair from going down the drain. When you pull the nylon netting out, the hair will come out with it!

What home remedy can I use to unclog my bathtub?

Take one cup of baking soda, one cup of vinegar and one of salt, if you want some extra power, and make sure there's no water in the tub. Dump the baking soda into the drain, followed by the salt, and finally the vinegar.

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