How to handle a slow draining tub.


Nothing can really capture the frustration of a slow-draining tub. It just lingers. It leads to odors. It makes everything look dirty. It’s just not a good time.

You could always call Dauenhauer and have the problem dealt with immediately.

But if you’re like a lot of homeowners, maybe you want to see what your options are first.

We get it.

And we can help with that, too.

Home Remedy Method
You can always use baking soda and vinegar. It’s natural. It’s cheap. And for lighter clogs, it works. Here’s what you need to do:

Pour a half-cup of baking soda down the drain opening.
Pour a cup of white vinegar down the drain opening.
Wait for about 5 minutes (should foam)
Run hot water

The Chemical Method
You already know we don’t recommend using chemicals. They can be dangerous. And they can possibly damage your pipes. But we understand if you want to try this route. Just make sure to be careful and follow the instructions carefully.

The Plunger Method
All we can say is – Why not? It’s worth a shot. Just make sure you’re using the appropriate plunger. And for it to be really effective there should be some standing water. The plunger requires suction to work. So if the clog is deep and made of mainly hair, for instance, this method may not be effective.

The Snake Method
Here is another inexpensive method for fixing a slow bathtub drain. And the success rate is high if the issue you’re dealing with is a clog. But we want to warn you – do not attempt this method if you don’t know what you’re doing. You could cause more harm than good – and that could translate to an expensive fix.

The Dauenhauer Method
Just call us. We’ll take care of it.

For more information about drain clogs, call your local Lexington Dauenhauer, any hour.