A slow running or clogged tub drain can be really annoying and turn your bath or shower into a less than idyllic experience. Fortunately, it’s usually a simple problem to fix.

Start by removing the screws on the drain’s overflow escutcheon plate.

Next, pull the drain assembly out of the overflow pipe.

Clean any hair and debris from the drain bail.

A two-foot-long flexible rod with tiny bristles on the end, known as a drain stick, is used to remove any additional gunk from the drain.

The rod is inserted in the drain, and any remaining trash is fished out.

The drain can be cleaned out even more by removing the drain grate.

Use the drain stick to clean inside it while flushing it out with water.

Once the drain is running freely, reassemble the drain assembly and grate.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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