Best DIY Plumber’s Helper You’ll Ever Purchase for Under $10
There’s nothing worse than going to your sink or shower and turning on the water only to find that it’s backed up. To quote Charlie Brown: “AAUGH!”
Nothing spoils a morning like standing ankle-deep in your clogged shower. Most people tend to try to handle (seemingly) simple plumbing problems on their own before calling in a professional. One of our staff members recently experienced a text-book example of this thanks to a clogged upstairs bathroom sink. It wasn’t in the p-trap. It wasn’t a clean-out outside the house. Even scorching hot water wasn’t helping.
At last, in a fit of desperation (and stubborn refusal to give in), he made one last trip to the hardware store and took a chance on an small investment waiting for him by the cash register: Turbo Snake. He had seen it on TV and thought, “eh, why not.”
Much to everyone’s surprise, this little $10 investment ended up being far more worthy than its price suggested!
One package comes with two snakes, each with a cleanable, reusable head – much like a small bottle-brush. When you slide the Turbo Snake down the drain in a circular motion, the bristles scrape along the inside of the pipes, picking up hair along the way; making it much easier to snake out the clog. Truth be told, you can use the Turbo Snake more than once but it’s not nearly as effective as the first time around. And at the price point, you might as well treat them as disposable.
While it may not be a sexy present for the Holidays, the solution it provides is absolutely priceless.