1. Plunge the drain.
No matter which drains is experiencing a clog, the first step is to attempt to plunge it. Many people ask how to unclog a drain with standing water. For drains with standing water in a tub, we recommend you wear gloves.
To start, remove the cover on your overflow drain with a screwdriver and then stuff a wash towel tightly in place of the hole to keep air from sucking through as you plunge.
Place the plunger over the drain and fill the tub partially with water if there isn’t already standing water. However, it would be highly recommended to get help from professionals for your drain cleaning via plumbingfremontca.com/clogged-drain to avoid any kind of hassle.
This will create a strong suction for you to plunge with. Don’t give up too easily, and attempt to plunge for a decent amount of time until you hear the water start to drain. Hopefully, this will do the trick, but if the clog has been slowly building it can be more difficult.
2. Use a liquid plumber.
Your next option is a liquid plumber, but don’t overuse it. Over time if you have a troublesome sink, using a liquid plumber will corrode the “U” shaped part of the metal pipe, also called the P-trap. This will lead to permanent damage and leaks. If this is the case, be sure to place a claim for a technician to assess the problem.
If you have a sudden clog, head over to your local general store or pharmacy and pick up any brand. Directions will typically instruct letting the liquid soak down the drain for 15-30 minutes followed by flushing it with hot water.