drains can be troublesome, so preventive measures
are advisable. Keep a bathtub from clogging by
cleaning the stopper assembly every few weeks. On
most tubs, remove the screws from the overflow plate
and pull out the assemble. Then ease the stopper
out. Clean both pieces of any hair or soap and
reinstall them. With the curved part of the stopper
linkage facing down, work the stopper gently back
and forth to fit it into place.
Chemical drain cleaners, if used frequently, may
cause deterioration of the drain system. However, an
occasional application may help prevent buildup of
hair and soap in out-of-reach parts of the system.
Follow the package directions carefully and rinse
the drain area thoroughly afterwards.