1. Clean it
Stoppers can accumulate food, dirt, hair, soap scum and all kinds of gross stuff. Remove your drain stoppers and clean them off completely.
2. De-gunk it
If the clog’s in the bathroom, check for hair that could be blocking the water flow. Use your finger, a bent hanger, needle-nose pliers, or tweezers to remove it. If standing water remains, try the Drano® Snake Plus Tool + Gel System. It may be the perfect candidate for the job, with a flexible snake tool to help loosen the clog before you use the gel.
3. Plunge it
Plungers help dislodge the gunk inside a clogged drain or toilet. For a sink or bathtub, make sure there’s enough water to cover the bottom of the plunger, put the plunger over the drain and push down and up a few times. Try this tip: Block the overflow outlet with a rag to help with suction.
4. Block it
Prevent clogs before they happen. Place a drain screen over bathroom and kitchen drains to prevent food, hair, pieces of soap, and other debris from leaving you with a clogged drain. You can find drain screens at hardware or bed and bath stores.
5. Drano® it
For any drain (but not your toilet), arm yourself with Drano® Max Gel Clog Remover—its powerful formula attacks clogs without harming your plastic or metal pipes.