Geesh! Not again...Your bathtub keeps getting clogged. Let's fix it using these 3 tried and true methods of unclogging that tub..Warning: Do not use any of these methods below if a market product has already been tried on the drain and is still present in the bathtub water.
1. Vinegar and Baking Soda:
Pour one cup of baking soda and one cup of vinegar down the drain and put a cover on it. Let the concoctions sit there for a few minutes. Uncover the lid and pour a pot of boiling water to flush the vinegar and baking soda. This combination will break down grease, fatty acids, soap scum, and most kinds of gunk that are hard to catch with a drain snake or a plunger.
2. Baking Soda and Salt:
If you are short of vinegar in the house then you can use another effective formula that involves everyday household items found in the kitchen. Pour equal quantities (half a cup preferably) of salt and baking soda in the bathtub drain, then flush it down with large quantity of hot boiling water, and cover the drain. The choked up drain will instantly breakdown with hot water and the abrasive nature of baking soda, and will not only unclog the drain but will also cleanse it and leave it smelling pleasant after the treatment.
3. Clean The Bathtub:
When the bathtub is left dirty, the soil and dirt becomes solid and often clogs up the drain. To get rid of the years’ old gunk in the bathtub (in case the house is being used after years) give the bathtub a thorough wash. Fill the bathtub to the rim with searing water and pour bland dish soap. Follow the dish detergent with 4 cups of bleach and let the jets run half an hour, the end result will be a pristine white bathtub and clean drain.