Clogged Tub in Tampa, Brandon, Carrollwood, Sun City, Bloomingdale & Neighboring Regions

Clogged TubA clogged tub is more than inconvenient – it can be unsanitary. But, how do you clear stubborn clogs? Grable Plumbing can help. We’ve outlined several steps that you can take below, and if all else fails, we can send a skilled and experienced plumber to your property to quickly unclog a toilet, tub, sink, disposal or any other plumbing-related fixture or appliance.

Clogged Tub 101

Clean Strainers & Stoppers – There are several different methods you can use to unclog a tub or shower drain, but no matter which method you choose, the first step is to remove and clean the strainer and stopper. Hair, soap and other debris accumulates in these components every time you bathe, so oftentimes, the strainer and stopper are actually the source of the clog. By thoroughly removing hair, soap scum and other contaminants, you may find that your clog is little more than a hair ball.

Use a Drain Snake or “Claw” – Both of these simple devices can be inserted into the drain and pushed down into the pipes until the source of the clogged tub is reached. With snakes, you will want to slowly turn the device once the clog has been located in an effort to break up the debris. Claws, often the preferred tool for clogged drains, have hooks on them that allow users to easily remove debris. Simply push the claw through the clog and pull out to remove hair and other debris.

Drain Cleaners – There are several chemical drain cleaners available on the market that are specially designed to break up stubborn clogs. In fact, these drain cleaners can be used to unclog a toilet, sink, drain and much more. Pick one up from a local store and follow the directions specified for that product.

If the above methods fail or you simply don’t have the time or energy to deal with your clogged tub yourself, we can help. Grable Plumbing offers emergency plumbing services, and no job is too large or small for our team of licensed plumbers. Our rates are competitive and affordable, and we also offer a variety of coupons and special discounts throughout the year.

If you have a clogged tub, need to unclog a toilet, believe your water heater needs repair, or have any other plumbing-related need at your residential or commercial property in Tampa, Brandon, Carrollwood, Sun City, Bloomingdale or the neighboring regions, contact us today to schedule a service call. We look forward to serving you!