We bought this stuff called squishy baff for our 3 yr old daughter. We used squishy baff exactly how the directions said to use it and it clogged up the drain to where the tub would not drain at all. We had to actually get a bucket and scoop out as much water as possible, and dump it in the toilet. This stuff is horrible! It screwed up our perfectly good working drain!
How can we unclog it?!
We tried salt to dissolve the stuff. That didn’t work. We tried draino and that didn’t work. We even tried the plunger after all that and that didn’t work!
We don’t have extra $ for a plumber so all and any suggestions would be helpful!
7 answers by real people - How do I unclog a bath tub full of ‘squishy baff’ stuff we bought from walmart?
A plunger would work on a tub drain, just as well as a toilet. You are assuming that plumbing tools have dedicated tools that never get used to fix other kinds of plumbing fixes. Just be grateful he knows how to fix things. Many people can’t fix anything and end up paying some professional alot of money to do simple fixes. If you really think the plunger is that disgusting, either buy a second plunger or spray the plunger down with a Bleach cleaner spray.
First, do not use any drain chemicals with sulfuric acid in them at this point. Second, plug the overflow drain with a wet cloth and try the plunger again. If all else fails, and no other drains are backing up, then buy a corkscrew snake with a drill attachment and run it down the drain a few feet.
Fill the tub with a few inches of water, plunge vigorously while holding a damp cloth over the overflow hole. If you don’t block the overflow, the air force of the plunger will just come up there instead of down where the blockage is. If you used drain chemicals, make sure you where safety goggles and long rubber gloves.
You were supposed to use the dissolving powder when you were done before you drain the tub so that this would not happen. Might be able to add some of this powder to some water in your tub and let it sit to see if it will dissolve the portion stuck in the drain.