How to clean a clogged drain

Do you have a clogged bathtub drain? Don't worry, it happens to us all from time to time. But how can we try to fix it before calling in the plumber? Here are five  surefire ways to clean a clogged bathtub drain:

1. Use a baking soda & vinegar mix
Pour some a cup of baking soda into the the drain, let it settle and then flush with a cup of white spirit vinegar. You can follow up the initial flush with boiling water.

2. Use a drain claw
If you have a drain claw, or are willing to purchase one they can be useful in cleaning out clogged drains.

3. Use a plumbers snake
Similarly a plumbers snake is a useful tool for blocked drains and can be quite efficient at getting rid of nasty blockages.

4. Use a plunger
The age old favourite, the plunger. Just about every home has one and although it may be number four on our list it will probably the first thing most people turn to when the get a blockage in their home.

 5. Call your local plumber
If you have exhausted all avenues and the blockage is still causing you problems then your best bet is to call your local plumber.