How 'deep' do I have to insert the FlexiSnake?
Generally, hair clogs get caught in the drain stopper mechanism which is about 6-8 inches into the drain. It is possible (and for shower drains) that the hair clog is in the drain trap which means it is about 18 inches from the top. FlexiSnake is designed with a long bendable wand so that it can reach the drain trap.
I am having difficulty removing the hair clog, what am I doing wrong?
After the FlexiSnake has been inserted it is important to twist the FlexiSnake while removing it so that it will securely grab the hair clog. Also, it may be effective to work on the opposite side of the drain. For example, if you were inserting FlexiSnake on the left side with no result, then try the right side.
Why are there two different shapes for the FlexiSnakes?
In order to accommodate different drain openings, FlexiSnake comes in two different sizes.
Is the FlexiSnake reusable?
Yes, FlexiSnake can be reused by removing the accumulation. Some people will insert the clog in a plastic bag to remove the accumulation, but it is important to remove all the debris so FlexiSnake "micro-hooks" will be effective next time (a stiff brush and soap and water is helpful). Others consider the clog to be too 'gross' to deal with and prefer to dispose of the FlexiSnake and start with a new one.
What kind of clogged drains will FlexiSnake work on?
FlexiSnake is designed to work on bathroom sinks, showers and bathtubs where there has been an accumulation of hair/soap/shampoo/toothpaste that causes a clog in the drain.
What makes the FlexiSnake effective in unclogging bathroom drains?
FlexiSnake has patented "micro-hooks" that grab and hold the hair clog and the bendable wand makes it possible to insert it into the drain without drain disassembly.
Do you use FlexiSnake with other chemical drain cleaning products?
No, do not use FlexiSnake in conjunction with any liquid drain cleaning products as this can be hazardous. FlexiSnake is an environmentally friendly way to deal with slow bathroom drains without resorting to harsh chemicals.
What is the difference between FlexiSnake and other drain unclogging products?
FlexiSnake is unique in that it has patented "micro-hooks" that grab and hold the hair clog. Other products that have barbs do not have an adequate mechanism to hold the clog securely for removal and the barbs can hang up on drain apparatus or cause injury to the user - FlexiSnake "micro-hooks" target and hold only the hair clog while being safe for the user. And, the FlexiSnake's narrow shaft allows user to "spin" the tool to "lock-on" to the hair-clog easily. This is not the case with other products have a stiff wide shafts.