I will warn you, this post is not for the faint of heart. I am always amazed (and completely grossed out!) by what comes from my drains. But, if you are like me and have lots of hair you will love this tip on how to get hair out of drain.
About every six months, I notice my drains are draining slowly. I used to use Draino, but I have since discovered this easier and cheaper way on how to get hair out of drains. It will cost you about $6 to buy a tool to remove the hair, but then you can reuse the tool over and over again. You can save money in the long run by not buying draino all the time to get rid of the hair in the drain.
When you notice that your drain is draining slowly just use this trick to get the hair out of your drains and have it draining like normal again. Start with a plastic drain snake. I picked mine up at Menards for free on a rebate sale, but you can get them from Amazon for around $6. The drain snake is easily worth $6. Who wants to be buying draino all the time to clean out hairs? It has these great little hooks that grab onto the hair and pull them from the drain.
Start by slowly inserting your drain snake into the clogged drain. This takes a little bit of patience. You will need to slowly guide it into the drain and passed any bends or curves. Once you have the snake in pretty far you will want to twist it around a couple of times.
After twisting it a couple of times slowly pull the drain snake out of the drain. You may feel some resistance as it pulls the hair from the drain. You can see below all the hair that came out on the drain snake.
Remove all the hair from the drain snake (you may want some rubber gloves when you do this). Then, insert the drain snake back in the drain to remove some more hair. Make sure you once again twist the snake a couple of times and gently remove the snake from the drain.
Usually, about two times removes 90% of the hair for me. Check out below all the hair that was removed from the drain this time.
Obviously, my drain is working much faster after this. Once finished remove all the hair from the drain snake. I like to spray mine down with some rubbing alcohol to kill off any germs. Then you can store it and use it again and again. If you tried to remove the hair from the drain and didn’t get much hair it may be another problem clogging your drain. If you don’t have any draino at home, or want a more natural solution to drain clogs you can see my favorite tip for cleaning drains or you can try this one here.
The drain snake works great on almost all bathtub and shower drains. Plus it is easy to use to unclog a bathroom sink drain without removing the stopper. It just easily slides in the drain and under the stopper.
So next time you are dealing with hair clogging a drain skip the draino and grab one of these reusable drain snakes to get the drain cleaned in minutes. You can easily use it to unclog a bathtub, sink or shower drain. Knowing how to get hair out of drain can be a huge timesaver and moneysaver.
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