Slow Drains? $2 fix!

Do you have slow drains?  Still draining but you know they aren’t draining like they should?? Don’t want to pay for an expensive plumber so you are just living with it?

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I discovered a little tool at my local hardware store and it was only $1.99!  And I can’t believe I didn’t know about it!   Just in case I’m not the only one who didn’t know about it, I thought I would share.

It’s this little amazing thing that has saved us a ton of money and keeps my drains draining well!!

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A close up of what you are looking for.

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Yes, this simple little miracle worker costs all of $2 ish!!  And it works wonders.  But, be warned, if you have slow drains and haven’t used this before, it can be gross.  Like stomach turning gross.  Face it people, what’s clogging your drains isn’t pretty.  Especially if it’s been there for a while.  That’s why I do my drains on a more regular basis ’cause I don’t ever want to see what I saw the first time I unclogged my drains again!

IMPORTANT tip that it doesn’t tell you on the directions.   Take everything off of your counters.  Cause it can spray the gross stuff on everything when you pull this tool out.  Especially things like toothbrushes and make-up.  Ummmm, I moved them the first time but didn’t remove them.  I tossed them after I finished.

Here goes.  Obviously, unwrap the Zip-it tool.  Then just push it down the drain.

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Just kind of wiggle and push it.   Excuse my swollen forearm.  Apparently that swelling is an ‘extreme normal reaction’ to a wasp sting {sigh}.

What goes in, must come out.   Now pull the Zip-it out.   I kind of did a wiggle & pull method.   Sometimes it feels like it’s stuck but it’s just catching on what you want to get out of the drain.

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See, stuff comes out.  Now this is just regular maintenance.  If you’ve never done this before, it can be a little on the nasty side!

There are some warnings on the back of the package with the directions that I would like to emphasize.  DO NOT use this after you have used chemicals.  Those prongs do cause water and stuff to splash.  You certainly don’t want to spray yourself with drain cleaner.   Full directions are on the back of the package.

I just wanted to show you this because it’s hard to believe a $2 ‘thing’ can be so helpful!!  Hope you find this as helpful as I did!!




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  1. says

    I grow my hair for locks of love because even in old age it grows fast and it is very fine and for some reason it is still a dark coffee brown color. And yes, I am nearly 70 years old. So I grow a lot of hair and one of the joys of doing that for years is cleaning drains. I do it often! I use kelly clamps but it will be a lot easier as soon as I find one of these great tools! I just cut my hair last week (26 inches this time) so I will be cruising along for awhile but soon enough the long hair will be clogging the drains again. I think I will buy several of these things!

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