I just wrapped up unclogging a bathtub at my tenant’s house – and it went way smoother than I anticipated.
One of the things I appreciate most about being handy is saving money on simple plumbing problems.
Dripping faucets. Running toilets. Leaky valves. Clogged bathtubs.
You name it, most of the time plumbing tussles aren’t that hard to fix yet they’ll cost you a pretty penny.
$79 here or $129 there. It all adds up over time and brings new meaning to the phrase “being nickeled and dimed” (don’t get me wrong, the pros are worth every penny but I love saving dinero when possible).
Acquiring plumbing know-how isn’t a skill that comes easy for most of us.
Especially when you’re worried that you’ll make the problem even worse than it already is.
Today I’ll show you how to easily unclog your bathtub. And I promise that you’ll be thrilled with the results 🙂
How to Unclog Bathtubs
Here are the supplies you need
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Paper Towels
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Unfortunately, many of us pretend that nothing is wrong (although we know better) when our bathtub starts backing up.
And some DIYers, it’s okay we’ve all done it at one time, resort to chemical solutions. But these products often lead to more frustration and even the occasional expletive because they don’t work that great.
If you start to smell a pungent odor coming from your bathtub drain along with water backing up it means you’ve got a clog. Stinkiness ensues because hair, dead skin, oils, and other unmentionable stuff getting stuck in your tub’s waste pipes.
Fortunately, this is an easy fix — for anyone. You can totally do this on your own without picking up the phone to call a plumber or handyman.
If you’ve ever been frustrated with a slow draining bathtub and didn’t know how to fix it, today’s brand new Home Repair Tutor show is for you.
You’ll learn step-by-step how to remove that nasty clog and get back to enjoying a soothing bath.
Clogged bathroom sinks are also a pain in the butt – this tutorial shares how to unclog a sink in 10 minutes.
If you’re doing a bathroom remodel and need help, join one of our online courses – they’ll make your bathroom renovation much easier!
Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll do my best to help.
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