Drain Patrol is a device which prevents drain clogs by trapping hair, while still allowing water to flow freely. Does it actually work? Read our Drain Patrol review.
About Drain Patrol
Note: As of January 2017, Drain Patrol appears to be unavailable and its website is offline. You may be interested in TubShroom, as Drain Patrol was essentially a knockoff of that product. If Drain Patrol returns, we’ll update this space.
Drain Patrol traps hair and allows you to keep your drains free from clogs. The official product website is buydrainpatrol.com, which was registered in October 2016. The screen shot below was taken of the product website in December 2016.
Claims & Features
- Prevents drains from being clogged
- Traps hair
- Fits all standard tub and sink drains
- Easy to clean
- BPA free
Drain Patrol costs $10 + $6.99 shipping. This includes 2 tub sized and 2 sink sized units. You can add a second set for another $6.99 shipping. There is a $1 “web service fee” added to all orders.
As of this writing, Drain Patrol isn’t available in stores.
Drain Patrol Review
Drain Patrol is a circular plastic device which is inserted into your drain. It catches hair that would otherwise pass into the drain, and potentially clog it, while allowing water to flow freely past the unit. There are two sizes, one for the tub and one for a sink.
In short, we think this product will do a pretty good job of catching most hair that goes down the drain. Keep in mind that you’ll still have to clean Drain Patrol regularly, as often as every couple of days, depending on how often your shower is used the type of hair of those using it.
We’ve seen other items advertised on television which were said to reduce clogs (see below), but those have not worked as well as Drain Patrol. That said, consumers may be put off by the price of this product – even if it works – as it is merely a piece of plastic that couldn’t have cost more than cents to manufacture.
It may not be a comprehensive solution, but it will certainly lessen the amount of hair that goes down your drain. If you don’t mind paying $18 for a couple of pieces of plastic (that do actually work), Drain Patrol may be a good fit for you. You may also want to consider alternatives which are readily available in stores and can be picked up without shipping costs or delays.
It probably isn’t a stretch to call Drain Patrol a knockoff of TubShroom, which has been around longer and sports a nearly identical design. That item can be found for about $13 online and in stores.
You may have also seen ads for Drain Wig. That product is less expensive than TubShroom and Drain Patrol, but also has lower consumer ratings.
Your Drain Patrol Reviews
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Updated January 2017.