Step 1: Identify the Type of Push Pull Drain Stopper
Before you can remove the push pull drain stopper, you need to know what type of stopper you have. There are two types of push pull drain stoppers: the lift-and-turn stopper and the pop-up stopper.
The lift-and-turn stopper is a type of push pull drain stopper that requires you to lift and turn the stopper to open or close the drain. It’s easy to identify because it has a knob on top that you can use to lift and turn the stopper.
The pop-up stopper is another type of push pull drain stopper that pops up when you push it down and pops back down when you pull it up. It’s easy to identify because it has a lever on the overflow plate that you can use to control the stopper.
Step 2: Remove the Stopper
Once you’ve identified the type of push pull drain stopper you have, it’s time to remove it. Here’s how to do it:
For Lift-and-Turn Stopper:
1. Use pliers or a screwdriver to remove the knob on top of the stopper. 2. Use your fingers or pliers to unscrew the stopper in an anti-clockwise direction. 3. Lift the stopper out of the drain.
For Pop-up Stopper:
1. Remove the screws on the overflow plate and pull it away from the wall. 2. Pull the stopper out of the drain.
Step 3: Clean the Stopper and Drain
Now that you’ve removed the push pull drain stopper, it’s time to clean it and the drain. Use a cleaning solution and a brush to clean the stopper and the drain thoroughly.
Q: How often should I clean my push pull drain stopper?
It’s a good idea to clean your push pull drain stopper at least once a month to prevent clogs and buildup.
Q: Can I use vinegar and baking soda to clean my push pull drain stopper?
Yes, you can use vinegar and baking soda to clean your push pull drain stopper. Mix equal parts of vinegar and baking soda, pour it down the drain, and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing it off.
Q: Can I replace my push pull drain stopper?
Yes, you can replace your push pull drain stopper if it’s damaged or not working properly. You can find replacement stoppers at your local hardware store.
Removing a push pull drain stopper is not as difficult as it seems. With the right tools and instructions, you can easily remove and clean your stopper to prevent clogs and keep your sink functioning properly. Remember to clean your stopper at least once a month and replace it if it’s damaged or not working properly.