Why Won’t My Bathtub Drain?

Bathtubs are frequently plugged up and fail to drain properly. This could be due to hair clumps, soap residue build-up, faulty draining mechanisms, or other plumbing issues. In the article below we’ve listed some of the main reasons a bathtub will no longer drain.

The Top Reasons Your Bathtub Will Not Drain

1. Soap Scum

One of the leading causes of clogged bathtub drains is soap scum. Soap scum is residue, hair, and other materials clumped together inside of a drain.

2. Long Hair

Anyone with long hair will notice that their bathtub drain clogs up quite frequently. Long hair sticks to the sides of a drain pipe or clumps up in the drain screen or filter, eventually blocking water from exiting through it.

3. The Drain Mechanism is Stuck

Another common cause of plugged drains is that the drain mechanism is stuck or broken. Shower and tub combos usually have a push button drain mechanism that is prone to breaking or getting stuck over time.

4. Toys

Children often play in the bathtub with toys and it is not uncommon for some of the smaller toys to become lodged in the drain screen or filter. Removing these lodged toys from a drain can be difficult, especially if the toy has traveled down into the pipe.

Contact Us Today!

If your bathtub drain just isn’t working no matter what DIY fix you attempt to do, call Dean’s today. We’re based in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area and offer expert and certified plumbing services. Our trained professionals will unplug your bathtub drain and get it running properly again.

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