How to Remedy a Bathtub-Clogging, Hairy Situation

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When you have long hair, washing it becomes a hassle. Sometimes, you might even have to wash your hair twice! If that’s not bad enough, you are bound to lose large clumps of hair in the whole washing debacle. These clumps shoot down the drain and clog your bathtub drain. How do you maintain your hygienic routine without damaging your pipes? 

Baking Soda and Vinegar Remedy

If you already have a clogged drain, using a mixture of baking soda and vinegar will dissolve and remove the clog to allow free-flow within your pipes again. Dump the baking soda into the drain first, then pour the vinegar down the drain. Let it sit for approximately 5 or 10 minutes and rinse with hot or boiled water. This method is a great way to maintain your drains from becoming so clogged that they begin to back up.

The Snake

For extreme and stubborn clogs, use a snake to push the hair out. This takes a bit more work, especially if there is already a lot of hair built up. It is very effective, though. The snake can unclog all drains, including shower, sink, bathtubs, and even toilets. Unfortunately, if you are at this point, you are battling a major clog.

Get Professional Help

After trying the above and if you’re still unsuccessful, it might be time to call in a professional plumbing company. It’s nice that you tried to solve the problem yourself, but sometimes there are clogs that only a trained professional should fix. Contact us today with your questions about drains and other sewage inquiries. And if you’ve run into an impermeable clog, we’re here to help!

Contact Brian Wear Plumbing Today

Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment with a plumber in Columbia, MO, and the surrounding areas. Whether it’s doing drain line maintenance or preparing to replace sewer lines, you are going to be satisfied with our work.

If you are in Columbia, MO or the mid-Missouri area and believe you have a plumbing problem, contact us.