Clogged Bathtub / Shower Tub Repair Cost in Ottawa: From $195

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Repairing a Clogged Bathtub and Shower Tub in Ottawa

When you notice a clogged shower tub, there’s often more to it than just the inconvenience of a slow drain.

A clogged bathtub backing up can be a warning sign, and the most serious warning sign with a clogged bathtub is when a puddle gathers on your bathroom floor. 

If you’re experiencing a clogged shower tub in Ottawa, Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services will unclog your tub drain right the first time—and we back it up with a warranty.

We provide free repair estimates in Ottawa to unclog your tub or clean your bathtub drain properly — and our upfront pricing is always affordable!

Our plumbing professionals specialize in regular plumbing services like snaking a bathroom drain or using a tub clog remover for a bathtub badly clogged with hair. 

But in our years of experience, these are not DIY projects.

Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing knows that servicing and maintaining your plumbing with a professional is far more economical for you in the long term. Our service area includes Ottawa, Barrhaven, Nepean, Kanata, Orleans, Carlington, Old Ottawa South, Vanier, Gloucester, and Emburn.

24/7 Licensed Repair of Clogged Bathtubs and Clogged Shower Tubs in Ottawa by Professional Plumbers 

Is your shower tub drain clogged? You can rely on fast, friendly Dr. Pipe professional plumbers because we’re available anytime, day or night.

Always Call a Licensed Plumber to Unclog a Tub When You Notice The Warning Signs

A clogged bathtub happens for many reasons. 

The most effective way to clean your bathtub drain is to call a licensed, reputable plumbing service when you notice any warning signs.

Clogged Tub Drain Warning Signs

Your bathtub may get clogged with hair, but a clogged bathtub is often a combination of debris. Soapy residues that build up over time resist DIY methods like manually snaking a bathtub drain.

Look out for these warning signs of a clogged bathtub:

  • A clogged shower tub often makes gurgling noises
  • The tub drains slowly
  • You have standing water or water backup up in the tub
  • You see pooling water on the floor
  • The bathtub drain smells strange.

A clogged tub drain doesn’t happen overnight, and the warning signs generally indicate a plumbing issue that needs servicing. So why does a clogged bathtub happen?

Here’s Why Your Shower Tub and Bathtub Are Clogging

A homeowner may try to clean their bathtub drain, but over time, all of the shampoos, soap scum, bath bombs, and hair washing down the drain will accumulate in your pipes and may restrict water flow. 

Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Service: Cost to Repair Clogged Shower Tub and Clean Bathtub Drains


  • Cost for Unclogging Shower Drains with Snakes (Residential) – $195
  • Cost for Using a Snake to Unclog a Tub – $195


  • Cost for Unclogging Shower Drains with Snakes (Condos) – $220
  • Cost for Using a Snake to Unclog a Tub – $220

Tips to Prevent a Clogged Bathtub and Shower Tub

When customers ask us how to avoid a clogged tub drain, we always tell them what not to do! 

Here’s what you should know:

Do Not Attempt Your Own Repairs

Repairing a Clogged Bathtub and Shower Tub in Ottawa

Although you might save a few dollars with a DIY repair on a clogged bathtub, the problems you can’t see in your drains could become serious.

Snaking a bathtub drain or trying some homemade tub clog remover might seem easy, but it can quickly make the situation worse instead of better.

A licensed plumber is always more skilled at diagnosing the real problem—not only can they unclog a bathroom drain faster, but they do also it right the first time.

Clean the Bathroom Drain by Wiping Down the Drain Basket

You can help to minimize the hair building up in your pipes by regularly wiping down the drain basket in your tub or shower.

Install a Drain Trap 

A drain trap is an inexpensive way to help keep hair, scum, and debris from flowing into the drain and building up. You can find the right size drain trap in a home improvement store.

Install a Water Softener

The minerals in hard water also add to build-ups in your pipes that can restrict water flow and proper drainage. Your best and most economical solution is usually to install a water softener.

Keep Your Drain Protected

The older your home is, the more protection it needs. An excellent way to prevent a clogged tub drain is by dumping wastewater from mop buckets outside and never flushing dust or dirt into your drains.

The Best Way to Remove Blockage and Unclog a Drain

Don’t panic if your tub doesn’t drain. These remedies may work temporarily on a clogged bathtub drain, but there are drawbacks to the first two methods.

  • Plunging Your Bathtub Drain: Plungers are an age-old household tool, but using a plunger to unclog a drain can worsen it. That’s because the inadequate pressure of manual plunging usually pushes mounds of debris further down the drain.
  • Drain Cleaners or Homemade Remedies: A vinegar and baking soda solution is a DIY remedy that may temporarily loosen a clog. However, research now shows this method is ineffective on greasy clogs, and an abrasive DIY solution may damage your drain pipes, and that’s more expensive to fix. 
  • CALL A PLUMBER: While Dr. Pipe specializes in fixing DIY plumbing disasters, it’s far more economical for you to call a licensed, professional plumber to do it right the first time.

Dr. Pipe always completes a pre-inspection. 

Depending on the severity of your clogged shower tub drain, we complete the snaking of a bathtub drain using a professional plumbing snake, auger, or high-pressure hydro-jetting to clear blockages and unclog a drain quicker. 

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Why Should You Call Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing?

Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing is your plumber throughout Ontario, and we’ve built a reputation of dependability since 1992. Whatever your needs, we help you with excellent products, services, and affordable rates. 
For more information about our clogged bathtub drain repair in Ottawa, call Dr. Pipe at 613-791-5777. You can also contact us courtesy of our online form or WhatsApp. It is our honour to help you!

Clogged Bathtub / Shower Tub Repair Cost in Ottawa: From $195

Give us a call today: 613 791 5777 for a free upfront estimate!