My kids shower in the basement was draining extremely slow.
The tub was filling up while they showered.
So while my plumber was here installing my new water softener,
I asked what he thought.
"Oh, let's check for hair," he said.
"Well, only my two short haired boys shower down here," I replied.
"That's usually the problem so lets check it first," he quipped back.
I thought fine,
but that's not it!
He was right!!!
Who knew boys shed so much?
He showed me how to clean it out so I could fix it next time.
My little kids bathroom upstairs was also draining a little slow,
so I decided to roll up my sleeves and give my new found knowledge a try.
(Warning, this is a little gross!!!)
First, you need to get in the tub!
Then untwist the cap or knob on the stopper.
You may need pliers,
Then you can see the exposed screw head.
(Pay no attention to the dirty ring around the drain, that's thanks to our hard water)
Next, get a chunky flat head screw driver and unscrew the screw.
Mine was pretty tight and took a while to get all the way out.
I almost gave up.
Once free just pull the piece out.
(This is where it gets gross.)
This is all the hair from my girls long hair and shampoo and what not!
(Hope you didn't just eat!)
I used a small screw driver to help me clean out all the gunk.
While fishing out the hair I felt my screw driver hit something hard.
You will never believe what I found in the drain!
Yes, I said a key!
What in the world?
I'm not sure if I was more shocked at
what my kids had a key in the shower for
how that sucker got under the cap and in the drain!!
Okay, back to our plumbing lesson.
After it was all cleaned out it looked much better.
Then I just screwed everything back together.
I'm proud to say all of our drains are flowing better.
And the "key" to the solution was so easy.
(I know, cheesy pun.)
Hope that helps some one!
Thanks for stopping by!