Bathtub Shower Plumbing San Antonio
We repair and service all brands and models of bathtub and showers in San Antonio. If your bathtub doesn’t drain properly, water coming out of both the tub spout and the shower head at the same time when you turn the water on or you have any other problems, simply call our toll-free number and we will take care of rest,
If you prefer, you can email us for a bathtub plumbing appointment. In the email, please include your name, zip code, phone number and a brief description of the bathtub plumbing problem. As soon as we receive the email, we will contact you, so that we can schedule your bathtub plumbing appointment.
Our bathtubs and shower plumbing service areas include all of San Antonio:
The information below will help you learn more about your bathtub plumbing system. This information will also help you use your bathtub in the most effective and efficient ways. This way you will be able to save on utility bills. In addition, the life of your bathtub will be extended.
WARNING: Do not take chances with your safety. The following information is strictly for educational purpose. We strongly suggest that you do not get involved with any bathtub or shower plumbing repairs on your own. All bathtub-related repairs require professional training and experience with water, gas or electric systems and can be very dangerous if you don’t have the appropriate training. For professional bathtub or shower plumbing help call us 24/7 at:
PREVENTING TUB AND SHOWER CLOGS
Tub and shower drains clog up with soap scum and human hair not a pleasant sight, to be sure. As a defensive measure, fit a strainer over the drain to catch debris before it can enter and clog the drain. Keep the strainer in place and clean it after each use. If you get in the habit to do it after every use (and teach your kids to do the same, the nasty buildup just can’t happen. You can find replacement strainers in the plumbing section of home centers. Measure the diameter of the drain to find one that fits exactly and then simply place it in the drain. Sometimes clearing a clogged drain is as simple as pouring a kettle of hot water down the drain to loosen the clog and open the drain. Pour a gallon of hot water down the drain. If it flows down the drain, repeat the process. Voila that may be all that you need to do.
Some people rely completely on chemicals to open a clogged drain. It’s as simple as pouring a chemical drain opener down the drain, waiting the specified period of time, and flushing the drain thoroughly with running water be sure to follow product directions carefully, however. You may have to repeat this procedure a few times until the chemicals dissolve the blockage enough to dislodge it. With each application of more chemicals, you may see incremental improvement in the tub’s drainage.
Taking the plunge
Using a common plunger, also called a plumber’s helper, is a simple procedure. It has a wooden broomstick-like handle attached to a cup-shaped piece of rubber. This piece of equipment should not be confused with a toilet plunger, which has two cups, one inside the other.
1.Remove the stopper, if there is one. The stopper is a pop-up plug that alternately seals or opens the opening or opens the drain see. To remove it, push and pull it up and then down until it is released. Raise the trip lever, which lifts the stopper up, and remove the entire stopper assembly. If your drain does not have a stopper, remove the drain strainer by unscrewing it or prying it up around its edges.
2.If you find an accumulation or hair and soap scum, clean the stopper by removing any debris, and then flushing it in a stream of water. Reinstall the stopper assembly in the reverse order that you remove it.
3.Stuff a wet washcloth into the overflow holes to plug them up and improve suction.
4.Fill the tub with a couple of inches of water, enough to partially submerge the plunger head, to assure airtight suction.