How to Clear a Slow Draining Tub

Have a tub in your home that just won’t seem to drain as fast as it should? Everyday items like dirt and hair can build up and lead to a slow drain, but you can likely fix the problem yourself in just a few minutes. Try these steps below, but if the blockage is major you may need to call in a plumber:

How to clear a slow draining tub

  1. Pour ½ cup of baking soda into the drain and follow it with 1 cup of white vinegar. After allowing the solution to foam for about 5 minutes, run the hot water. This mixture will help deodorize the drain and should loosen up a mild blockage.
  2. You can try using a plunger but make to exercise some caution. Place it over the drain opening and plunge 4 to 5 times. Then run hot water down the drain to see if the blockage was cleared.
  3. Still not working? Use a pipe snake, but be sure to remove the drain cover first.

If none of these options works, call on the experts at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drains. Our experts will clear the drain for you so you can get back to your daily routine.

form_placeholder mobile_form_image
blue_vector_svg blue_vector_svg

Request Service

deans-home-services deans-home-services
Dean’s Club Membership
Sign Up Today
  • Free annual evaluations
  • 10% discount on repairs and equipment
  • Priority scheduling
  • No regular travel charges
  • Discounted after-hours travel charges