How to Fix a Clogged Bathtub in London
Updated on Sunday 26th July 2020
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One day, you notice how the water drains slower from the bathtub. Then, you might observe some strange, unpleasant smells. These all represent signs that soon the bathtub in London might be clogged. Then, it happens: the water refuses to drain from the bathtub.
In this article, our emergency plumber in London explains how we fix a clogged bathtub.
The procedure of unclogging a bathtub in London, done by plumbers near me
To unclog a bathtub in London, we follow this procedure:
• Eliminating the hair found in the cross hairs in the drain basket. Our plumbers in London use a tool which is called a wire coat hanger bent at the end into a hook with needle-nose pliers. Almost 80% of the clogged bathtubs in London start at the drain basket. Then, after it is cleaned, the drain is flushed with hot water;
• Plunging the drain for deeper clogs. The overflow drain cover is removed with a screwdriver and then the overflow stopper assembly is taken out from the overflow pipe. Our plumber might place a rag into the overflow pipe to prevent the air from coming inside the pipe when the drain is plunged. The tub is filled with plenty of water and the plunger is used several times. The water pressure and the air should be enough to eliminate the clog. Next, the drain is flushed with hot water and the overflow stopper assembly and the cover are replaced;
• Finally, snaking the drain to rough the overflow pipe. The overflow cover and the stopper assembly are removed and the drain snake is placed into the pipe. The snake is fed by our plumber in London until the drain meets an obstruction, which is the clog. Eventually, the snake will go through the clog and the water from the tub will start draining. After the bathtub in London has been unclogged, the snake is pulled out and the overflow stopper assembly and the cover are replaced.
Chemicals and clogs in London
Some homeowners have the impression that utilizing chemicals to clear a clogged bathtub in London could be an option rather than have an emergency plumber in London take care of it.
It is good to know, though, that any chemicals which dissolve a clog are extremely caustic and bad for the environment.
That is why our local plumbers do not use chemicals to unclog a bathtub in London.
If you wish to know more about how to unclog a tub drain, or for any other plumbing services in London, please get in touch with our friendly team of local plumbers.