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It works like a fish hook… so it needs to hook something.
Reviewed in the United States on May 18, 2021
Over the span of 50+ years I’ve pulled a lot of stuff out of drains and sewers and this little gadget needs to hook something of substance to be effective. In a home that’s likely hair so if there’s no hair in the drain this may be useless. The standard bathroom sink, if you don’t wash your hair in it, will have clogs that are primarily gooey and composed of snot, mucus, toothpaste, whisker stubble, spit and perhaps a little vomit. There’s nothing in goo that this will hook into so either take off the trap and clean it out or try a plunger... but it’s best not to plunge that blob into your system in further so remove the trap. Same goes with the kitchen sink that’s likely clogged with grease, oil, rotted food or stuff like what’s in the bathroom sink… depending on what you do in that sink. Again, there’s nothing to hook so remove the trap. If trap removals don’t work, get a pipe snake and twist it into your pipe. If more than one sink is clogged it’s likely in a sewer pipe (the big 4-inch ones) so it’s either a bigger snake or a professional. Manual snakes often work and they’re inexpensive for one that’s about 25-feet long. My tub drain, we shower in the tub and that’s where we wash our hair, was clogged but still flowing slowly so that’s why I purchased this gimmick. It wouldn’t fit through the drain holes so I had to remove the plate and then I could see a glob of hair and I pulled it out by hand so this was totally useless. I’m sure it could hook some hair and pull out a wad of it if that’s what’s down there causing the clog… which isn’t all that likely for anywhere but where you wash your hair. It has potential but I can’t do better than OK for it since it didn’t work for my intended purpose… and it’s closer to 2-stars.