Cover and let the mixture work. Use the bath plug or a warm cloth to close the drain. Keep drain plugged for 30 minutes. During this time, the foam will undo the jam.
Remove the drain. Use a small drain size plunger to remove clogged material. Seal the drain with it and press up and down the rubber plunger base.
- The pumping works best if you fill the tub or sink with water. The added pressure of the water will help with its force to open the obstruction.
Use a hanger to remove the obstruction. In case the drain is clogged with hair, take a metal hanger and fold it until you have a long piece of wire with a small hook on the tip. Carefully insert the tip of the wire with the hook into the drain. Once you have inserted it, turn the wire and try to hook the obstruction. Carefully pull the wire when you have jammed the blockage.
- Be careful not to scratch the sink or tub with exposed metal. Also be careful when bending the wire because the metal may have sharp points.
Use a spiral plunger. A spiral plunger looks like a long metal cord. You will need to carefully insert the spiral into the drain. When the spiral becomes jammed, turn the cable to engage the obstruction. The obstruction will disappear as you slowly withdraw the spiral. Rinse with water and repeat.
- Wear work gloves because the metal spiral may be sharp. You should also have an old towel and a bucket to deposit the obstruction material.