If the bath water is draining away slowly or even not at all, then it is likely that you have a blockage somewhere in your set up, whether that is just below the plughole or right down in the pipework. A simple plunging or use of a drain unblocking product from the supermarket should be enough to solve most blockage problems, but there will also be cases where you need to call out your local plumber.
In many cases your plumber should be able to simply remove any panels around your bath, access the pipes that connect it to the waste and remove blockages of hair, soap or even the odd dropped toy or razor. Anything deeper into the system can mostly be dealt with by your plumber’s tools, such as a flexible hose or tools used to break up blockages.
But in some cases, your plumber will need to fully investigate your pipework. This can take some time, as the pipework runs from your bath to your drain, going underneath floorboards as it wends its way out of your house. In some ways the removal of blockages is a trial and error affair, but your plumber should have the expertise to know where the problem is. In serious cases pipes may have to be undone, removed or cut open and it can take time to do this as well as to replace or repair pipes that have become blocked, whether due to wear and corrosion or by the introduction of a foreign object.
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