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Does It Really Work?: The Drain Weasel

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WAVERLY (KWWL) - Most people would agree -- a clogged drain is a nuisance. Between soap, toothpaste, hair products and an assortment of other culprits, it happens to the best of us.

However, an "As Seen of TV Product" claims to be a safe, easy and fast solution. The Drain Weasel aims to take care of most hair clogs causing a back-up in bathtub or sink drains.

KWWL viewer Emily Neuendorf lives in Waverly, and says every two or three months she notices the bathtub drain getting clogged.

"I hate to admit it, but I get Draino... we have a lot of hair in this family!" she said.

So KWWL's Ally Crutcher and Neuendorf put the Drain Weasel to the test to find out: Does It Really Work?

The directions say to run the wand down the drain, then spin the orange handle at the top of the wand to collect the hair.

Shockingly, a slew of hair was removed from Neuendorf's tub drain in the first attempt. With an extra wand, the remnants of hair in the drain were removed as well.

The product maker markets the Drain Weasel as safe, given no chemicals are used.

Neuendorf liked the idea of no harsh ingredients, and experts do, too. However, the Drain Weasel wands are limited in length, and plumbers say they may not be able to reach all clogs. 

For Neuendorf, though, the Drain Weasel fared pretty well.

"I think I'll give it a straight B," she said. "It did remove a bunch of hair from my drain, and with no chemicals."

Neuendorf says she'd used it again, given it proved to be successful in her bathroom.

Again, the Drain Weasel is meant to remove hair clogs. If there's a major issue that seems to be clogging the drain, its recommended to call a plumber to resolve the problem.
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