A lot of people as us, Mr. Rooter Plumbing, about how to remove their bathtub drain stopper. Clogged bathroom drains can be inconvenient, gross, and even harmful to your plumbing system. If water is collecting at your feet when you shower, then you likely have a drain blockage. There is also a possibility that the drain stopper is not properly installed. To get a closer look at the situation, you will have to remove the bathtub’s drain stopper.
In this article, we will go over how to troubleshoot and replace your drain stopper. There are a few types of drain stoppers. So, the first step is to figure out which type of drain stopper you have. If you have any questions or would like to hire a certified plumber, then call Mr. Rooter Plumbing today.
The push-and-pull drain stopper is a very simple design and rarely requires maintenance or repair. This drain stopper is pushed down to close and pulled up to open. It’s as simple as that. If you need to remove a push-and-pull drain stopper:
This drain stopper type is similar to the push-and-pull style but requires an extra turn after lifting or pushing down the stopper to lock it into place. When you need to remove a lift-and-turn drain stopper:
This drain stopper uses a spring-loaded design and is closely related to the lift-and-turn stopper. Closing or opening the stopper just requires a light push down with your toe. Though this stopper is relatively trouble-free, the spring mechanism may wear out over time. To remove this stopper:
Removing the drain stopper is fairly simple as you just read. Once you have removed the stopper, you can inspect the drain and remove scum, debris, and rust that might be causing the issue you are having. If you prefer to have a professional plumber take a look at the situation, then call Mr. Rooter Plumbing. We are available 24/7 and can have a certified plumber dispatched to your location within the hour.