Is Your Flow in Slo Mo?
How to Deal With a Slow Drain
Enough wading. It’s time to tackle that slow draining tub or slow draining sink right now! Here’s how to fix a slow drain:
Step 1: Let it go
Let the water drain completely. If you’re in your bathtub or shower, this article will help you tackle tub drains clogs: How to Unclog Your Bathtub.
Step 2: Check the p-trap
For slow-moving water in your sink, check the p-trap for a clog. This article will show you how in detail: Might Be a Toy.
Step 3: Clean the drainpipe
If there’s no blockage in your p-trap, then the clog could be higher up the drainpipe. Try using a drain snake or a stick to clear it from above your sink. To do this, you’ll need to remove the stopper first. Here’s how:
- Remove the drain stopper from under the sink.
- Remove drain gunk with a stick or a snake.
- Clean and re-install the stopper.
Step 4: Let the foam roam
Another way to remove the blockage in your drainpipes is to use Liquid-Plumr® Foaming Clog Fighter™. The dual formula cleans and clears pipes with a blockage busting foam to eliminate clogs. Use as directed.
Also check out: Liquid-Plumr® vs. Baking Soda & Vinegar Solution
After these steps, you’ll be back in business with a drain that actually drains — which is clearly awesome.