I’ve been blogging for over six years now. I have been approached by all sorts of manufacturers and vendors looking to get their products in my hands, and out onto the inter webs; but rarely does the product align with my values and mission.

Drainwig

When I was originally contacted by drainwig I turned it down. It seemed more like a “mommy blog” type product, but as I did further research, I realized this was a product that prevented harsh chemicals from going down the drain into our water system, and absorbed into soil. This was actually an eco-product of sorts. It’s a bit of a double-edged sword since the product is “disposable,” but at least the product can be recycled. And just like electric cars are debatably green, at some point you have to pick your battles.

 

Drain Wig |GatesInteriorDesign.com

NonToxic Drain Cleaner

Here’s the Nitty Gritty. You spool the chain down your drain and the flower, or anchor stays above. The item can stay in your drain for up to six months. After which you pull it out and throw it in the trash. The inventor, Jennifer Briggs has five daughters, so out of necessity she invented a product that would prevent the plumber from constantly coming to her home for clogged drains.

  • Universal design fits most shower and tub drains, 100% guaranteed or your money back.
  • Hygienic: completely disposable design allows you to remove hair & debris without ever touching it!
  • Low maintenance: replace just every 2-5 months
  • Saves you money and hassle
    – no more expensive plumbing calls!

And you can get 4 drain wigs for roughly twenty bucks. All in all I think it’s a pretty great product. It was stupidly easy to install, and I’m not as paranoid about hair going down the drain as I was before. I’ve only had mine down the drain for about a week now, but when I pulled it up, it did catch the hair. I will definitely give an update once I’ve had it down the full six months.

I’d give this product a A-.

  • Easy to install
  • Affordable
  • Low maintenance
  • Reduces harsh chemicals
  • And you do avoid plumbing repairs.

My only complaint is that the product goes into the trash after 4-6 months. I’m on a mission to reduce my carbon footprint and this means eliminating trash and plastic. Aside from that, I would highly recommend it.


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