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TubShroom

Drain Hair Catcher

Clog-Free Drains

Hair left behind in the tub or circling the drain is an everyday nuisance, but TubShroom’s drain hair catcher has it covered. With this flexible silicone plug, you won’t be looking at wads of wet hair—or having chronically clogged pipes.

It fits into your drain, replacing the standard metal hair catcher or stopper in your tub or sink. Its spool-like shape snags hair around it, below the surface where you can’t see it, but
before it reaches the pipes. Though the hair is captured, holes allow water to still flow. Pull the plug out and wipe off any hair with a tissue once or twice a week. Pop it back in, and you’re good to go.

Take four humans and add two hairy pets—a German Shepherd and a shower-loving, super fluffy cat—and you’re prone to some serious clogs. This is what spurred Elena Karnegie and her husband Serge to create TubShroom. Nothing they tried could catch all of the hair in their household, so they created this little wonder-working plug.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Elena
    Elena

    Dear Grommet fans! I feel very fortunate to have an opportunity to present my invention TubShroom to you today. TubShroom is already in thousands of homes around the world and the feedback we have been getting has been overwhelming. I hope that my little invention will make your lives a little easier as it has made mine. Thank you very much for your interest!

  • Lori
    Lori
    6/15/2016 12:51 PM

    Does this also seal off the drain for baths? Thank you.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/15/2016 1:01 PM

    Hi Lori, it fits any standard 1.5" drain.

  • Mary
    Mary
    6/15/2016 11:45 PM

    @Mike I am not sure you answered Lori's question.

    Does this product also act as a drain stopper so that you can fill your tub for baths?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/16/2016 8:57 AM

    Aha, good catch, Mary. It does not act as a drain stopper. The holes will allow water to get through.

  • Christine
    Christine
    6/22/2016 10:45 AM

    Does this work better than the metal drain covers? I have long hair and currently keep it away from the drain (which is a pain) because too much goes through the holes and causes clogs.

  • Elena
    Elena – Special Guest
    6/22/2016 11:01 AM

    @Christine - It's night and day. With the metal strainers the hair is always on display and the water doesn't drain as freely. With the TubShroom the hair wraps around the cylinder inside the drain. The hair is hidden until clean-up and the water flow is not disrupted. We've sold literally thousands of units and the feedback's been incredible. You will never go back to the old strainer. Thank you for your interest!

  • Jenny
    Jenny
    6/22/2016 10:47 AM

    Do you have plans to make one for the standard shower only drain?

  • Elena
    Elena – Special Guest
    6/22/2016 11:05 AM

    @Jenny - Yes! The ShowerShroom and the SinkShroom are to hit the market in about two-three months from now. We have already completed the development phase and received the prototypes. Both, the ShowerShroom and the SinkShroom performed just as we hoped the would. I'm hopeful that the new units will be welcomed here at TheGrommet as well :) Thank you for you question.

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl
    6/22/2016 12:15 PM

    @Elena - When will the SinkShroom be available? Will they be sized for bathroom sinks? I somehow get hair in those all the time!

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    6/22/2016 1:31 PM

    @Elena, question on the ShowerShroom will it be flat (since the drain is in the middle of the shower - we we step from time to time during a shower), or will it be standing up like the TubShroom?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/22/2016 2:30 PM

    Hi Cheryl, sounds like they are 2-3 months away, but yes I imagine so.

    Nancy, I'm sure that is something they considered when testing, but I'll let Elena confirm.

  • Donna
    Donna
    6/22/2016 11:01 PM

    @Mike is there a way to notify us when the showershroom becomes avilable. i already ordered 4 of the tubshrooms

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/23/2016 9:40 AM

    How many bathrooms do you have, Donna?! Whenever we extend the product line of a Maker, we include that update in the email you get every day. Keep an eye out over the coming months.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    6/22/2016 10:58 AM

    I already have a wire mesh strainer that fits perfectly into my drain and catches hair. My problem is that I bathe daily and have to fit the metal plug back in. With arthritic fingers this can be trying. I'd love something that would both plug AND catch hair.

  • Elena
    Elena – Special Guest
    6/22/2016 11:14 AM

    @Nancy - Unfortunately TubShroom acts only as a strainer. It is not intended to work as a stopper, but it does a truly amazing job at what it was designed for.

  • Peter
    Peter
    6/22/2016 8:12 PM

    @Elena very nice idea. I'll be waiting for the shower version. In regards to Nancy's request it seems like you could eliminate the 5 holes in the top, extend the umbrella somewhat and make it thin enough so the weight of the water would create a "Plug-like" seal. You would need a tab to break the seal and allow the Shroom to be pulled up to allow the water to drain in that position. Perhaps the tab might be made comfortable to those with arthritis. Possibly a ring? Congratulations on your innovative idea.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/23/2016 9:37 AM

    Thanks, Peter! TubShroom was designed to work with the drain not to plug it. Whoever is using the shower will hardly notice a difference besides the new feature in the drain, but hair will be staying out of it.

  • Stephanie
    Stephanie
    6/22/2016 11:24 AM

    I'm interested in using this in the shower to catch my long hair, but it looks like the device does not sit flush in the bath, but rather it looks like it sticks out some. I'm pretty clumsy and so am concerned about tripping over it.

  • Elena
    Elena – Special Guest
    6/22/2016 11:41 AM

    @Stephanie - The TubShroom will only work with your tub drain. If you are referring to the standing shower, it won't work, because the diameter of the drain is different. However, we are soon coming out with a product called - ShowerShroom. It's designed specifically for the standing shower drains. Now in regards to the unit sticking out, there's nothing that can be done about it. It needs to stick out about 0.5 of an inch for it to work properly. It is made of a soft silicone and it's pretty difficult to trip over it. Plus, next time you take a shower (in your tub) note that you never step on the drain, because it's so close to the edge of the tub, so that's not an issue. Hope this answers your question.

  • Catherine
    Catherine
    6/22/2016 11:47 AM

    Hello Elena, is there any way to order these in colors other than blue or that yellow-green? A standard white or off-white even would be much more welcome in my tub. Will wait to place my order till I hear back from you. With Thanks, Catherine

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/22/2016 12:05 PM

    Hi Catherine, you are in luck. If you click through the image underneath the video, white is one of the color options available.

  • Elena
    Elena – Special Guest
    6/22/2016 12:12 PM

    @Catherine - Surprisingly, the Blue so fas has been the most popular color, but yes, White is also available as an option. Thank you for your interest!

  • Jamie
    Jamie
    6/22/2016 12:43 PM

    Ok, I must admit. I'm super stoked about this for a couple of reasons. One, it's the same in my household. Both my daughter and I have very long hair, and I have three big, sheddy, hairy dogs. Second, the price is definitely right! WHEN, when, when will the one for the bathroom sinks be available? I am in desperate need of those as well. Thanks!

  • Elena
    Elena – Special Guest
    6/22/2016 12:58 PM

    @Jamie - The SinkShroom will be available in 2-3 months. We're doing our best to expedite the process. Thank you for your interest!

  • Sandra
    Sandra
    6/22/2016 12:45 PM

    Wow-- I can foresee this little device changing my world!! But the bathroom sink drain is a much bigger issue for me than the tub drain. Does this work in sinks?

  • Elena
    Elena – Special Guest
    6/22/2016 1:10 PM

    @Sandra - Well, you can squeeze it in, but it won't be a perfect fit. The TubShroom is 1.5'' in diameter at the bottom flange and the sinks are normally 1.25" in diameter. The SinkShroom is on it's way. Stay tuned!

  • Cindy
    Cindy
    6/22/2016 12:56 PM

    if you could develop one that could also be used as a tub stopper, i'd be very interested. thanks.

  • Elena
    Elena – Special Guest
    6/22/2016 1:06 PM

    @Cindy - There are plenty of stoppers on the market that can be purchased for as low as $2-$3 dollars. Clogged drains is such a huge problem for so many of us, that if solving it means getting a TubShroom and a stopper separately it's a no brainer. Thank you.

  • TJ
    TJ
    6/22/2016 1:13 PM

    Will you be producing these in white?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/22/2016 1:22 PM

    They already do come in white, TJ. Click on the photo underneath the video and you can select from the drop down menu.

  • nicoletta
    nicoletta
    6/22/2016 1:22 PM

    looks awesome was wondering if you have it for shower stalls those drains are bigger and wider And also they would need to be flush with the drain pan . Thank you

  • Elena
    Elena – Special Guest
    6/22/2016 1:42 PM

    @nicoletta - The ShowerShroom will be available shortly.

  • Cathy
    Cathy
    6/22/2016 1:29 PM

    This won't work in a bath tub which is where I bath my pets one being a huge Saint Bernard. I was thrilled when I first saw it until I realized it was not a stopper. When you come up with a solution on how to push it down for a stopper and then pop up for a drain please let me know.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/22/2016 1:37 PM

    Hi Cathy, it is designed to fit the standard 1.5" tub drain so you should be good. It's also designed to not be a stopper so that it can catch the hair, allow water to still get through, and make it easy to clean off.

  • barry
    barry
    6/22/2016 2:16 PM

    so this is for a bathtub, not a shower, correct. If for a shower, it seems you would be continuously stubbing your toes.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/22/2016 2:27 PM

    That is right, Barry, it was designed for a bathtub to avoid such an issue.

  • Elena
    Elena – Special Guest
    6/22/2016 2:28 PM

    @Barry - Yes, this is for the bathtub.

  • Carolyn N
    Carolyn N
    6/22/2016 6:39 PM

    Great idea. Do you make it for showers too??

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/22/2016 6:41 PM

    Nit at the moment, Carolyn, but it's looking like they might be in 2-3 months. Stay tuned!

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    6/22/2016 7:55 PM

    Is this open at the bottom? I would have to unscrew the metal stopper on my drain to push it in but there is still a stem I can't detach.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/23/2016 9:34 AM

    Hi Deborah, it is open at the bottom so it should fit for you.

  • Mary Ann
    Mary Ann
    6/22/2016 7:55 PM

    I found an easy fix for my bathroom sinks; however, my showers are the problem. Think Saint Bernards! They are the best ( I love all dogs I just lost my heart to a couple of these guys!) and they do shed more than the average anything!

    Let me know when you have the shower covered and I will grab it faster than you can snap your fingers!

    Thanks from all of us dog lovers! Oh, cat lovers too, I will have to get one for my best friend who is the cat aficionado of the team.

    Mary Ann

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/23/2016 9:35 AM

    Thanks for the kind words, Mary Ann! Whenever we add new products from Makers we include that update in an email so keep an eye on your inbox over the coming months for your Saint Bernards' shower savior.

  • Jeannie
    Jeannie
    6/22/2016 8:18 PM

    My tub drain is almost 2 inches in diameter. Do you think this would work?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/23/2016 9:38 AM

    If by almost 2", it is 1.5" then yes, it will work perfectly, Jeannie!

  • Mike
    Mike
    6/22/2016 10:23 PM

    We just put one in and it works just as promised. My wife loves it already. Our only regret is that we didn't have one 47 years ago when we got married.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/23/2016 9:38 AM

    Better late than never, Mike. Thanks for the great feedback, it's very helpful. Oh, and great name, too.

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