The average human has 100,000 hairs on their head. Blondes have more hair with around 140,000 while redheads have the least with about 90,000. The average adult will lose between 60 and 100 hairs every day. Most of these go down a drain. But where is the clog?
Many people believe hair will collect in the trap and form a clog. But the trap is not designed to protect your drains from stuff being dropped down the sink. It is there to prevent sewer smells from rising into your house. So again, where does all that hair go?
Most modern drains come with a stopper mechanism, a series of levers located just below the opening of your sink, tub or shower that opens and closes the drain. While a great convenience, it is here, at the stopper mechanism, where 90 percent of clogs form. Your hair slips down the drain and catches on a bar just a few inches below where it disappears from your sight. It hangs there and builds up with all your other hairs until a clog forms. So what’s the best way to remove all those hairs hanging on your stopper mechanism?
Not chemical drain cleaners. Because they’re a liquid they pour into the trap. But we already know there aren’t any clogs there. Chemical drain cleaners flow right past problem. Now you know why they never work.
The best solution is Zip-It. Zip-It is a long, thin, flexible piece of plastic with barbs running along its edge. Push it into a clogged drain, pull it back out, and Zip-It will pull out all your missing hair. Zip-It is designed to deal precisely with what a clog is: your hair caught on a stopper mechanism. No other tool on the market targets the problem so specifically.