If you are having bathtub trouble with your tub drain just not working like it should, you may be wondering how to remove a tub drain. You might just need to take it out and clean it or it may need to be replaced. Either way, there are a few simple steps that will help you to remove your tub drain to resolve your bathtub drain problems.
Tub drains can become corroded and clogged over time with daily use from multiple family members. With the amount of hair and body care products that enter the drain pipes, there might come a day when your tub drain doesn’t function like it used to. Depending on the type of drain you have, removing your tub drain for replacement or inspection could take a few minutes to a couple of hours by the time you are finished.
As with any DIY project, a few simple tips will help to make this job go much more smoothly. Bathtub drains come in varying types such as simple tub drains and stoppers like the lift and turn type or foot actuated drain stopper, or they may contain a trip lever through the overflow plate like a pop up or plunger drain.