The most common reason that a bathtub leaks water is due to a worn-out or faulty bath drain stopper. Once you determine the type of stopper you have, it is easy to remove it. If you see a lever protruding from your overflow plate, you have either a plunger or pop-up style of stopper. To remove and replace this type of stopper, you’ll need to first remove your overflow plate, and pull the lever towards you to lift the linkage out of the drain. Plunger style and pop-up bath drain stoppers can sometimes need to be readjusted.
You may want to replace your overflow plate if it has become dingy and corroded, and once you install a push-pull stopper, you no longer need the lever to control your tub stopper. Watco offers a simple to install, Innovator Snap-On Overflow plate in a matching finish with easy to install tub stoppers.
If you have a push pull or other type of tub stopper, helpful videos are available to show you the easiest way to remove your existing tub stopper. With the Watco SimpliQuick® Tub Fix, that’s all you have to do is remove your stopper, there is no need to remove your current strainer body because the SimpliQuick® Tub Fix tub stopper installs right over your current bathtub drain with a universal fit.