Drain patrol is placed inside of your sink or bathtub drain. You can catch every hair, each time you shower while you still let regular water freely flow down the drain. The special design hides the trapped hair, but it does so out of sight somewhat the same way thread wraps around a spindle. When you are ready to clean, you just remove the Drain Patrol unit from the drain and pull the hair right off.
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- High Grade Silicone
With high grade silicone, you can pull hair or any other material right off the unit.
- Prevents Clogs
This unit keeps your drains from getting clogged.
- Fits Sinks and Tubs
You can fit it into all standard sized sink drains and bathtubs.
- Traps Hair
You can trap hair easily with this unit. Also, you can trap your hair or pet hair after a doggy bath, and never again face issues with clogged drains. Allegedly the unique mushroom shape catches each and every hair each time you shower. .
- No Tools
The unit installs in seconds, without any tools.
- Easy to Clean
It is easy to clean.
The unit is non-toxic. This unit is BPA free.
- Long Lasting
The unit is designed to last for ten years.
- Large Size
The large size, with the open central cylinder, will prevent larger items from falling down your drain too. In addition to trapping hair inside of the central cylinder, the wide side fitting almost flush with the pipes prevents things like rings from accidentally falling down the drain.
- Fits All Sizes
It fits inside of many sinks and tubs, which competing products do not.
- Regular Cleaning
You might have to take it out and clean it regularly, something that can be a bit time consuming. This is true if you have long hair, lots of people sharing a shower or sink space, or you have pets.
It seems to be an exact replica of another, similar product which is less expensive.
It is available only in white, which seems odd given that almost every single drain stopper on the market is a metal finish. So if you use this, it will stand out against the drain, the pipes, and likely the entire sink.
The majority of plumbing issues are the result of serious clogs. For most homeowners or renters, hair is the culprit of most clogs. Hair combined with other soap scum causes a lot of backups. In fact, most hair gets trapped either around the drain top where it becomes an unsightly mess, or it gets pushed down the drain. When it gets pushed down the drain, there are small notches where it can become wrapped. Should this happen, the hair might become a large nest, with more and more hair getting trapped in the same spot. Soon enough, big clogs are the result.
There are hazardous materials like Drain-O which can be used to grab hold of things like hair and dissolve its hold on the drain itself. Alternatively, you can call upon a professional plumber if things get too bad. Using Drain Patrol means you circumvent all of this entirely by preventing hair from reaching down into the pipes in the first place. Such prevention allows you to remove the hair wrapped around the spindle before it becomes a problem.
With this unit, you save a great deal of time you would otherwise dedicate to cleaning out drains. If you are cleaning the drains yourself or hiring a professional it is still a time consuming process to try and get down into the drain or pipes. This is done in order to retrieve and remove hair that is clogging.
How to Use (Step by Step)
- Remove Drain Stopper
To install all you need to do is replace your regular drain stopper with the Drain Patrol. For installation you just place it in your shower tub or sink drain. If your drain is installed with a cover, you can often remove that cover in no more than a few seconds with a screwdriver.
- Put Inside
The circular, plastic device catches hair that would normally pass into your drain, potentially clogging the drain, while still letting fresh water flow down the drain. There is a size for the tub and a size for the sink.
- Check Weekly
After it is installed, check it once per week to see how much hair has accumulated. You can just lift it out of your drain and wipe off the hair that has become trapped as often as you need it.
TubShroom is an almost identical alternative. The TubShroom fits inside of your drains and catches the hair that would otherwise go down the drain. It comes in multiple colors and can fit any standard drain in a tub, but not a sink or shower stall drain. Said hair stopper fits snugly into the tub drain so that when hair goes down the drain, it gets caught around the unit.
Their mushroom shape allows for maximum water flow while the hair is collected under the bottom lip where it remains out of sight. Most users do not need to clean it out but once every few weeks. Said unit has been on the market for about ten years, which makes it a clearly reliable and well received alternative to the Drain Patrol design, one which was manufactured first.
- Drain Wig
Drain Wig does not seem to be the template that Drain Patrol nearly completely copied, unlike TubShroom, but it functions much the same way. Also an as seen on tv product, this unit sits inside of your drain, with a long extension piece.
There is a long chain that you feed down your drain and a flower stopper which sits on top of the drain. You can find wigs that act as soft, rubber whiskers catching the hair as it goes down the sink.
These are disposable so you can just throw them in the trash when you are done. Of course, it also means that you have to then buy new ones regularly, which can be costly.
Does It Really Work?
This product works well. It solves issues of clogged drains for people by way of high quality silicone design. Cheaper plastics crack or bend with time, but this new material does not. Once installed, you do not have to deal with clogged drains anymore. You do not have to use harmful acid based liquid drain un-clogging solutions. Never again do you have to face exposed hair in your drain while you are showering. The unit is easy to clean and maintain, without any special installation, and it works well stopping human or pet hair.
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I ordered this product on Jan 2nd & have not received it as of yet if there's a problem please let me know thank you for your help TL LeConey.
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