Are you tired of slow-draining bathtubs when you shower in the morning? If so, call Hope Plumbing and Mechanical for assistance. In this blog post, we are going to discuss bathroom drains specifically; how they get clogged, what you can do about it and when it’s best to hire a professional.


As hair as well as gunk accumulates in your bathtub over time, it often leads to a clog. Most bathtub shower combos have a built-in stoppers that are used to cut off the flow of water when you turn on the shower. It isn’t uncommon for this cutoff to get jammed in place after years of wear and tear. The first troubleshoot method when you have a slow or clogged drain is to make sure the cut-off isn’t stuck. If you haven’t already, it isn’t a bad idea to invest in a stopper to catch hair and gunk from physically going down the drain. Obviously you will want to clean this out once a day or week, however it will go a long way from preventing drain clogs. Not only is a clogged drain a huge nuisance, it also create bacteria that can create issues on your feet as well as overall health issues for you and or your family.

Here are a few reasons why your drain may be blocked up:

  • Hair
  • Chunks of soap
  • Shampoo
  • Hygiene products
  • Small caps from toothpaste or shampoo bottles
  • Razors or pieces of razors
  • General grime

Another reason for slow or clogged bathtub drain could be a blocked vent pipe. This pipe actually transfers sewer gasses and trapped air from your drainpipes outside through your roof. A clog or blockage in this pipe can force air pressure to push drainage water out through your bathtub drain, causing the clog.


We often request that our clients first run hot water along with baking soda and vinegar to clear the drain. If this doesn’t work, if you have a clean/new plunger, try plunging the shower drain. We suggest you avoid store brand drain cleaners as they contain harmful chemicals that erode your pipes over time.

If all of the above fail, give Hope Plumbing and Mechanical a call at 1-203-217-3380

We have the technology to clean out severe clogs with our comprehensive drain cleaning equipment that will make your bathtub or shower work like new again. We offer 24/7 emergency service and we will continue to add drain tips and tricks to our site to help you keep your water flowing in and out of your house.

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