Bathroom Drain Cleaning for Clogged Shower, Bathtub and Sink Drains

Clogged bathroom drains are an unpleasant hassle for the whole family. Thankfully, most bathroom clogs can be resolved with a plunger or a metal coat hanger. But when the clog is deep inside the pipes, you will need expert help.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing® offers reliable and prompt bathroom drain cleaning services that restore functionality to your shower, bathtub, toilet, and sink drains. No matter how tough the clog is, you can rely on us to get the job done.

Let Our Plumbing Experts Handle Your Bathroom Drain Clogs

If you’ve been dealing with a stubborn clog that just won’t go away, you may need professional bathroom drain cleaning services. Our team offers high-quality services that can quickly clear clogged bathroom drains.

Whether you need someone to come and snake your drain or use HydroScrub® Jetting to blast through years of soap scum and mineral buildup, we can handle it.

When you call us, you can expect:

  • Flat-rate prices at all times
  • 24/7 emergency plumbing services
  • Guaranteed parts and workmanship
  • High-quality, durable repairs
  • Courteous and honest service

Call to schedule service with your local Mr. Rooter Plumbing today! We are ready to help.

How to Prevent Bathroom Drain Clogs

By implementing some basic precautions, you can prevent most bathroom clogs from happening in the first place. Here are a few simple things you can do to avoid drain clogs in your toilet, shower, and sink:

  • Don’t flush anything down the toilet besides toilet paper and human waste—not even tissues!
  • Place hair screens over shower, sink, and bath drains to prevent hair from flowing into the pipes.
  • At the first sign of a slow drain, rinse the pipe out with a kettle full of boiling water.

When used consistently, these strategies reduce the need for professional bathroom drain cleaning and unpleasant manual drain snaking.

Clogged Bathroom Drain FAQs

How do I prevent a clogged toilet?

Avoid using harsh chemicals to clear toilet clogs. Caustic drain cleaning products can damage pipes and are bad for the whole sewer and water treatment system. The best way to clear out a toilet clog is with a plunger. However, not all plungers are meant for resolving clogged toilets. There are three basic kinds of plungers, but you only need to keep two at home. Make sure you use the right tool for your clog:

  • Cup Plungers: People usually think of these when they picture a plunger. Also called common sink plungers, cup plungers have a flat rubber plunging surface. These are best suited for clearing out sinks, tubs, and floor drains.
  • Flange Plungers: For the best results when plunging a clogged toilet, use a flange plunger. They have an inverted cup protruding from the bottom of the rubber plunging surface, which helps produce maximum suction inside a toilet.
  • Accordion Plungers: This type of plunger is made of hard plastic, and it’s difficult to form a good seal or achieve adequate suction with them. Leave these plungers on the hardware store shelf where they belong.

How do I prevent a clogged tub and shower drains?

Most tub and shower clogs are formed when hair gets caught inside the drain. The internal stopper mechanism tends to catch a lot of hair that gets rinsed down the drain. Hair accumulation will lead slow water drainage and can prevent the stopper from fully closing.

To clean hair out of your tub or shower drain, remove the screen cover and the stopper. Then, use needle nose pliers, a bent coat hanger, or a disposable drain cleaning tool to pull out the gob of hair.

If you’re still unsatisfied with your drain’s performance, try pouring hot water down the drain to dissolve soap deposits and rinse away any remaining hair.

Shower and tub drains can also become clogged by soap scum buildup. Pouring hot water down the drain regularly can help prevent soap from adhering to the sides of your drain.

How do I prevent bathroom sink clogs?

Bathroom sinks can become clogged by hair, beard trimmings, hair care products, makeup, and soap scum. Sink clogs most often occur at the stopper mechanism or inside the P trap—the curved pipe under the drain.

To address a minor clog on your own, disconnect the sink stopper, then carefully use needle nose pliers or a bent coat hanger to pull out the clump of hair from the sink stopper just inside the drain opening.

To clean out your P trap, use an adjustable pipe wrench to carefully remove the section of pipe and clean the debris out of it. Place a towel underneath the P trap before removing it, as water may be inside the pipes.

Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing for Bathroom Drain Cleaning Service

If you have tried these DIY remedies but your drain is still slow, it’s time to call Mr. Rooter® Plumbing. If your clog is farther down the pipes, your local Mr. Rooter can remove that blockage with a powered drain snake or our HydroScrub® Jetting process.

Call your local Mr. Rooter or request an estimate online.

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