The inventor of this little gizmo submitted it — the FlexiSnake: a miniature, disposable drain snake. The idea is that while it’s not a rotary tool like the ones we’ve covered in the last few days, it’s so much smaller and cheaper that you could use it before things get totally out of control.
It’s mainly designed to clear the hair clogs that commonly occur in bathrooms, and to that end it features a flat pad that’s small enough to slip down the drain, but spikey enough to grab hair.
The site features videos of the FlexiSnake in operation. The site (and product) does have a bit of “as seen on TV” feel about it, but at $3 a pop, it might be worth a try.
The FlexiSnake [FlexiSnake.com]