Does this thing really work? Yes!
How long is the Zip-It? It is 20 inches long with 18 inches of barbed length.
Is that long enough to get into the trap? Yes. Most clogs start at the stopper mechanism. Your water will start to drain slowly before there is anything in the trap.
Will it work on deep clogs? No. But, the Zip-It can prevent them. Use the Zip-It as soon as your drain begins to slow. You will yank out the clog before it has a chance to wash further down into the drain.
What does the Zip-It cost? Cheaper than chemical drain cleaners.
Is the Zip-It reusable? If you really want to clean off all that gunk, sure, you can get 3 or 4 uses out of it. But, at the price, why bother.
How long does it take to clean a drain with the Zip-It? If it takes longer than 30 seconds, you’re doing something wrong.
Who invented the Zip-It? Gene Luoma of Duluth, Minnesota.
Is it patented? Yep.
How did he think of it? One day Gene had a clogged drain and he didn’t want to deal with plunging or snaking it, or, worse, pouring harsh chemicals into his septic system. He thought there had to be an easier way. Then he noticed his daughter’s old, thin, plastic sled. It had a tear down the center of it that was rather jagged. Gene thought, “that’ll work”. So, he cut a long strip of plastic from the sled and cut some barbs into it. He pushed it into the drain, pulled it back out and the Zip-It was born.
Why didn’t I think of that? That’s what we all say.
Does he have any other ideas? Gene has loads of them.
Where can I get one? Ask for it at fine stores everywhere.
What if I have a question? Scroll down.