The drain is blocked or slow
Common issue: Bathtub, toilet, or sink is blocked and water will not drain
Potential solution: If the blockage isn’t too serious, you may be able to clean it yourself. Try the following process:
- Run the hot water or pour boiled water down the drain. Sometimes some hot water may enough to dislodge any stuck items, soap scum, or debris.
- If hot water rinsing doesn’t do the trick, try using a plunger. Place a balled-up washcloth over the drain’s overflow opening, position the plunger over the top, apply your weight to create the suction, and then pump the plunger up and down to try and dislodge the blockage. If this doesn’t work, you will need to call in a plumber.