The drain stoppers in your bathtub and lavatory sinks make use of some mechanical parts that can cause a lot of trouble. The drain stops catch hair and other debris, creating clogs that will eventually block your drain. The drain stopper sometimes gets bend or dislocated and then it won’t close properly anymore. Drain stoppers can become separated from the connecting parts and refuse to open or close.
Luckily most of these common problems are easily avoided by taking some preventive measures and are otherwise easy to solve by taking the sink stopper apart, cleaning the drain stopper’s part and resetting the handle adjustment. Most pop-up problems can be fixed with a wrench and a little lubrication.