Clear The Hair

This drain cleaner clears muck out for you—without getting your hands wet or using harsh chemicals. Drain Weasel makes it easy to routinely keep pipes clean and clear, preventing bigger clogs from stopping things up. The long, thin design can help out pretty much any drain, regardless of size or shape. Steve Turner and his dad Scott created Drain Weasel to combat clogs without having to take the drain apart—or get your hands dirty. Crank the handle to circulate the wand, as its flexible body contours along curves. The tip snags debris with tiny hooks and loops, holding onto them while you reel it out. The best part is that the tip is disposable, so you can pop it off into the trash. Replace it with a fresh one for next time. With routine cleaning every few weeks, you can help keep your drains clear. And your hands clean.

Drain Weasel

Disposable Drain Cleaners

Clear The Hair

This drain cleaner clears muck out for you—without getting your hands wet or using harsh chemicals. Drain Weasel makes it easy to routinely keep pipes clean and clear, preventing bigger clogs from stopping things up. The long, thin design can help out pretty much any drain, regardless of size or shape. Steve Turner and his dad Scott created Drain Weasel to combat clogs without having to take the drain apart—or get your hands dirty. Crank the handle to circulate the wand, as its flexible body contours along curves. The tip snags debris with tiny hooks and loops, holding onto them while you reel it out. The best part is that the tip is disposable, so you can pop it off into the trash. Replace it with a fresh one for next time. With routine cleaning every few weeks, you can help keep your drains clear. And your hands clean.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Steve
    Steve

    Hello everyone! I’m Steve Turner, Co-Founder of FlexiSnake. I'm proud to introduce Drain Weasel to The Grommet. Chemical drain cleaners are toxic and often times don’t work on bathroom drains clogged with hair. We came up with a fun and easy DIY tool to fix the problem. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Christine
    Christine
    3/17/2016 10:31 AM

    How long are the rods?

  • Steve
    Steve – Special Guest
    3/17/2016 10:35 AM

    @Christine Hi Christine! The wands are 18" long. The reason they are this length is that most hair clogs occur around the sink/tub/shower stopper mechanisms which are at the top part of the drain and typically less than 18".

  • maria rose
    maria rose
    3/17/2016 11:10 AM

    So from the answer given to Christie, one has about 18 inches to reach into drains, I am assuming this is the average size (e.g. kitchen sinks,bathroom sinks, bathtub drains) If so I could certainly use this for my needs,especially my bathroom sinks where my son shaves his head and beard) Hair is one item that clumps up in drains that vinegar and baking soda don't aways dissolve. I have been using a wire hanger , this sounds much better.

  • Steve
    Steve – Special Guest
    3/17/2016 11:24 AM

    @maria rose

    Hi Maria, thanks for the comment!

    That's correct, the average distance between you and that troublesome hair-clog is typically less than 18". We are targeting hair clogs which typically occur in the bathroom drains, not kitchen drains.

    The Drain Weasel will certainly be easier to use than your coat hanger!! And you're right about vinegar and even the harsher made-for-drain chemicals-they have trouble breaking down hair. You need to get the hair out.

  • Shawna
    Shawna
    3/17/2016 12:02 PM

    These "disposable" parts look to be plastic. Is this the case? We try to move away from single use plastic as much as possible. I realize that the harsh chemicals are also dangerous to the environment, but we do not use those. We are looking for a reusable or Earth Friendly alternative. Otherwise I suppose we will stick with the old wire hanger and not leave these "disposable" parts behind for our great great grandchildren.

  • Steve
    Steve – Special Guest
    3/17/2016 12:17 PM

    @Shawna

    Hi Shawna! That's a very important perspective and I'm glad you bring the question up.

    When we made our very first product, the "FlexiSnake", we got comments from people not wanting to clean the "mess" off of the tool. The Drain Weasel has wands that detach at the handle so that the user's hands are separated from the drain mess. For those folks that don't wish to clean them, they can be disposed of.

    However, please note that the wands can be used over and over if you pick the hair off and then sanitize them. This may take some scissors, a stiff brush and soap and water. That's a little bit of extra work but you'll still be way ahead in terms of the time and frustration of dealing with that clogged drain!

    So you can have an instantly FREE RUNNING drain AND be environmentally friendly with just a bit more effort.

    Great question - thanks Shawna.

  • Steve
    Steve – Special Guest
    3/17/2016 12:31 PM

    @Steve

    Ooops! and yes they are plastic. I think you'll find the combination of a thin, flexible wand along with our patented hair-snagging "micro-hooks" at the end are simply THE best way to get hair out of the drain (I remember using the hanger too though!! It's like picking up spaghetti with a fork!)

  • Alice
    Alice
    3/17/2016 12:18 PM

    @Shawna I honestly think this is one terrific idea!! I am very conscious when it comes to the environment and as far as not leaving the plastic behind' I would go one step further and cut the end off that has the hair on it, disposing only that part in my garbage and take the rest of the plastic and put it into my recycling container so it ends up where it belongs - being reused to make something else.

  • Shawna
    Shawna
    3/17/2016 1:50 PM

    @Alice Recycling is ok, but not all plastic is recyclable and REFUSING is better than recycling always!

    @Steve cleaning it off would be a great option! Thank you! And I do believe this is a good product, I just hate the idea of so many people using so much MORE single use plastic! Maybe in the future we could find a biodegradable option instead. I think that is the direction we are hopefully moving with all single use plastic! Thank you for your response and GOOD LUCK! :)

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/17/2016 2:39 PM

    Right you are, Shawna! Thank you very much for the feedback and kind words. And thanks to Steve for mentioning that work around if this is something you don't want to see wasted.

  • Guest
    Guest
    3/17/2016 10:24 PM

    @Mike Are the wands recyclable?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/18/2016 9:18 AM

    They are not recyclable, but as Steve mentioned above, they are reusable.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Drain Weasel

Disposable Drain Cleaners

Clear The Hair

This drain cleaner clears muck out for you—without getting your hands wet or using harsh chemicals.

Drain Weasel makes it easy to routinely keep pipes clean and clear, preventing bigger clogs from stopping things up. The long, thin design can help out pretty much any drain, regardless of size or shape.

Steve Turner and his dad Scott created Drain Weasel to combat clogs without having to take the drain apart—or get your hands dirty.

Crank the handle to circulate the wand, as its flexible body contours along curves.
The tip snags debris with tiny hooks and loops, holding onto them while you reel it out. The best part is that the tip is disposable, so you can pop it off into the trash. Replace it with a fresh one for next time.

With routine cleaning every few weeks, you can help keep your drains clear. And your hands clean.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Steve
    Steve

    Hello everyone! I’m Steve Turner, Co-Founder of FlexiSnake. I'm proud to introduce Drain Weasel to The Grommet. Chemical drain cleaners are toxic and often times don’t work on bathroom drains clogged with hair. We came up with a fun and easy DIY tool to fix the problem. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Christine
    Christine
    3/17/2016 10:31 AM

    How long are the rods?

  • Steve
    Steve – Special Guest
    3/17/2016 10:35 AM

    @Christine Hi Christine! The wands are 18" long. The reason they are this length is that most hair clogs occur around the sink/tub/shower stopper mechanisms which are at the top part of the drain and typically less than 18".

  • maria rose
    maria rose
    3/17/2016 11:10 AM

    So from the answer given to Christie, one has about 18 inches to reach into drains, I am assuming this is the average size (e.g. kitchen sinks,bathroom sinks, bathtub drains) If so I could certainly use this for my needs,especially my bathroom sinks where my son shaves his head and beard) Hair is one item that clumps up in drains that vinegar and baking soda don't aways dissolve. I have been using a wire hanger , this sounds much better.

  • Steve
    Steve – Special Guest
    3/17/2016 11:24 AM

    @maria rose

    Hi Maria, thanks for the comment!

    That's correct, the average distance between you and that troublesome hair-clog is typically less than 18". We are targeting hair clogs which typically occur in the bathroom drains, not kitchen drains.

    The Drain Weasel will certainly be easier to use than your coat hanger!! And you're right about vinegar and even the harsher made-for-drain chemicals-they have trouble breaking down hair. You need to get the hair out.

  • Shawna
    Shawna
    3/17/2016 12:02 PM

    These "disposable" parts look to be plastic. Is this the case? We try to move away from single use plastic as much as possible. I realize that the harsh chemicals are also dangerous to the environment, but we do not use those. We are looking for a reusable or Earth Friendly alternative. Otherwise I suppose we will stick with the old wire hanger and not leave these "disposable" parts behind for our great great grandchildren.

  • Steve
    Steve – Special Guest
    3/17/2016 12:17 PM

    @Shawna

    Hi Shawna! That's a very important perspective and I'm glad you bring the question up.

    When we made our very first product, the "FlexiSnake", we got comments from people not wanting to clean the "mess" off of the tool. The Drain Weasel has wands that detach at the handle so that the user's hands are separated from the drain mess. For those folks that don't wish to clean them, they can be disposed of.

    However, please note that the wands can be used over and over if you pick the hair off and then sanitize them. This may take some scissors, a stiff brush and soap and water. That's a little bit of extra work but you'll still be way ahead in terms of the time and frustration of dealing with that clogged drain!

    So you can have an instantly FREE RUNNING drain AND be environmentally friendly with just a bit more effort.

    Great question - thanks Shawna.

  • Steve
    Steve – Special Guest
    3/17/2016 12:31 PM

    @Steve

    Ooops! and yes they are plastic. I think you'll find the combination of a thin, flexible wand along with our patented hair-snagging "micro-hooks" at the end are simply THE best way to get hair out of the drain (I remember using the hanger too though!! It's like picking up spaghetti with a fork!)

  • Alice
    Alice
    3/17/2016 12:18 PM

    @Shawna I honestly think this is one terrific idea!! I am very conscious when it comes to the environment and as far as not leaving the plastic behind' I would go one step further and cut the end off that has the hair on it, disposing only that part in my garbage and take the rest of the plastic and put it into my recycling container so it ends up where it belongs - being reused to make something else.

  • Shawna
    Shawna
    3/17/2016 1:50 PM

    @Alice Recycling is ok, but not all plastic is recyclable and REFUSING is better than recycling always!

    @Steve cleaning it off would be a great option! Thank you! And I do believe this is a good product, I just hate the idea of so many people using so much MORE single use plastic! Maybe in the future we could find a biodegradable option instead. I think that is the direction we are hopefully moving with all single use plastic! Thank you for your response and GOOD LUCK! :)

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/17/2016 2:39 PM

    Right you are, Shawna! Thank you very much for the feedback and kind words. And thanks to Steve for mentioning that work around if this is something you don't want to see wasted.

  • Guest
    Guest
    3/17/2016 10:24 PM

    @Mike Are the wands recyclable?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/18/2016 9:18 AM

    They are not recyclable, but as Steve mentioned above, they are reusable.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.