Friday, November 5, 2010

A simple way to unclog your drain


I noticed the other day that my tub was draining slowly and realized it was time to clean it out once again.  I have shoulder length hair so it clogs up the drain and I find a need to clean it every month or so.
If your tub drain seems to be running slowly it is most likely caused by a build up of hair in the drain and trap.  Once hair gets caught on the drain then shampoo, conditioner, soaps and lotions start to build up on the hair.  The cycle repeats itself until the water no longer flows freely down the drain.
There is a simple way to clean your drain and here are some quick steps.
    Step 1: You will want to buy this nifty tool.  I got mine at my local Ace Hardware it is called a "Zip It" and is easy to use.




    Step 2:  Next you'll need to unscrew your drain stopper to give you access to the drain.
    Step 3:  Insert the 'zip it' tool into the drain


     Step 4:  Pull out the clog
     Step 5:  Replace the stopper


    If you want to learn more about your plumbing consider signing up for Plumbing 101  through Workshop for Women 
    We'll cover basics of your home plumbing system focusing on toilets, faucets, tub, showers and drains. After the class you will be able to troubleshoot, repair or replace your toilet, faucets and drains and be able to troubleshoot problems with your tub and shower and water heater. You will also learn what maintenance tasks are required to keep your plumbing system working smoothly preventing water leaks from damaging your home.
     

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