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Are apartment bathtub drains connected?
Vertical stacks consist of soil, vent and waste stacks as well as leaders. Multiple apartments or condos are often connected to the same vertical stack. Waste stacks are connected to fixtures that do not contain human waste. These can include bathroom and kitchen sinks, bathtubs, showers and washing machines.
Why are my tubs and toilets backing up?
If you see used water from the toilet backing up into shower or tub drains though, that’s a sign of a clogged sewer main. Since something is blocking the wastewater, it has no other choice but to back up. Since your toilet is set higher, the water is more likely to rise out of the lower tub or shower drain.
How do apartment drains work?
The drainage pipes always aim downward to let wastewater flow through. Vents in the wastewater system let air in so the water more easily flows out. Traps seal the drainage system so nothing can move back up once it drains away.
Why is water backing up in my tub?
The most common reason this happens is due to a clogged drain. When you have a clogged drain it indicates there is a sewer issue that causes sewage backup through your bathtub drain.
How do you snake an apartment tub?
Pour a half cup of baking soda followed by a half cup of vinegar down your drain. Let that combination — which will bubble and foam up when mixed — work its way through the drain for 15 to 30 minutes.
What is the best drain snake?
Here, the best drain snakes available on the market.
- Best Overall: FlexiSnake Drain Millipede Hair Clog Tool.
- Best for Toilet: Ridgid 59787 K-3 Toilet Auger.
- Best Budget: Green Gobbler Hair Grabber Drain Tool.
- Best for Hair: BrassCraft 20 in.
- Best Extra Long: Husky 1/2 in.
- Best Powered: Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ Drain Auger.
Is Drano bad for tubs?
Drano® Dual-Force® Foamer Clog Remover will not harm sink or tub surfaces and fixtures (including materials like plastic, porcelain, ceramic or metal), when used on clogged drains according to label directions. Product may foam up from the drain; this is normal.