Tubshroom Tub Drain Strainer Review

Tubshroom Tub Drain Strainer Review

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Takeaway: Easy to install, clean, and maintain. Catches nearly all hair while allowing water to flow freely.

The Tubshroom is a silicone drain protector that catches hair while allowing water to flow through it. It is made of a soft flexible silicone and fits most standard tub drains with a width of about 1.5" to 1.75" and sits about 2" tall. The top of the plug looks like a shirt button while the center column and bottom have holes throughout to allow water to pass through. The previous tub drain strainer we were using is made of metal and gets tangled up with hair often; it also never really caught all of the hair before going down the drain because about every 6 months we would have to unclog the pipes with a drain snake, each time pulling out a huge hair ball. When clearing the old strainer itself, we have to pull and rip the hair mass off through the grill about once a week.

For the Tubshroom to work properly, it needs to sit in the drain pipe but above the floor of your tub about an inch. What I noticed with our drain pipe is that it gets wider about an inch down, which unfortunately allows the Tubshroom to fall into the drain if pushed in too deep. So for our tub, iwe have to make sure that the Tubshroom doesn't get pushed down too far in the drain. For the most part, this isn't a big deal and if it falls in we just have to lift it back out an inch. When installed properly, the Tubshroom allows the water in the ub/shower to flow freely down the drain without reducing the flow enough to let water backup and stand in the tub. Now, each week, there's plenty of hair on the Tubshroom to clear out, which is a good thing because that means less down the drain! To clean the strainer, its flexibility makes it easy to unroll the hair mass. Afterward, the plug is pretty clean, though after several months we did notice some permanent black spotting along the bottom, which could possibly be embedded mold/mildew. We'll have to try bleaching/soaking it in bleach/vinegar/peroxide and see if it comes out. Otherwise, we've been pretty happy with its performance over the past 6 months. Because it catches more hair, we do end up cleaning it more often, but that's better than having to fish/snake the pipes a couple times a year!

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