There are a lot of different bathtub drain stoppers to choose from. They are all designed to keep water inside the bathtub but they can be difficult to clean out debris and other things from the tub drain. It is essential clean out any hair and debris in the drain and thus it is good to know what kind of bathtub drain stopper that you need.
The first kind is the Lift and Turn bathtub drain stopper. It works by turning the knob on the stopper ’till it is pushed down. It is opened the same way by turning the knob of the stopper in the other direction. It can be a bit difficult to remove if it was screwed in too tight or if it hasn’t been removed in a long time.
There is also a Push and Pull stopper that is similar to the Life and Turn in the way it looks but instead of turning the stopper to open and close it is pushed down to close and pulled up to open.
The third kind is the Trip Lever stopper that makes use of a plunger to plug the drain pipe. There is a trip lever that moves the plunger pulling it up moves it down the drain and pulling it up opens the drain by lifting the plunger.
A Toe Touch stopper is unique since no tools are required to remove it. To close or open the Toe Touch Bathtub Drain stopper all you have to do is push it down with your toe to open, and again to close.
A Flip It tub drain stopper is very easily installed and requires no tools. There is a toggle lever present on the stopper and flicking it side to side to close and open the stopper is an easy way to use. To install this kind all you need to do is push it down the drain and hold it in place as the built in rings will catch on creating a water tight seal.
The Pop Up drain stopper looks a lot like the sink pop up stopper in the bathroom. It is opened and closed by a lever on the overflow plate. There is a spring that puts presser in the drain pipe that moves the pop up stopper up and down.
These varying kinds of bathtub drain stoppers can be used in all kinds of bathtubs depending on what kind you want for your bathroom. Most people are now moving on to the easily removable and installable kinds so they don’t have to keep hauling in a plumber to fix and change it periodically. Others are still calling in the plumber for all sorts of technical requirements as they want a professional touch to their plumbing and safety assure the work.
Bathtub Drain stoppers are very important to ensure that the water stays in the tub when required and that no debris or hair blocks the drain leading to a water overflow incident ever.