Cleaning a drain is an easy home maintenance tip everyone should know. In fact, you can do this with only one tool and a little time. You do not need any expensive drain cleaners to remove a clog. Drain cleaners can miss things and cause unwanted wear and tear on the pipes, which makes the drain snake a great alternative.

In a few seconds, you can wiggle a barbed drain snake down the pipe and pull up the clog. With a few additional inserts and pullouts, the drain snake can remove all the hair and other debris clogging the pipe. Once finished, turn on the water and watch it smoothly flow down the drain. The whole process takes only a few dollars and minimal effort to accomplish.