This 'miracle' drain snake is a must have for unclogged drains — and it's only $5!

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Is there anything worse than the feeling of water creeping slowly up your legs while you shower?

It’s the tell-tale sign that something’s up with your drain, meaning that you’ll either have to deal with the mess ASAP, or have to deal with the slow draining until you can’t take it anymore (likely, when something breaks).

You can try to ignore the issue, but that could end up literally costing you. A plumber unclogging a shower or sink drain can cost anywhere from $109 to $205, according to Angie’s list.

So instead of playing the wait-and-ignore game, check out the $5 FlexiSnake Drain Millipede that thousands of Amazon users are raving about.

“I tried every home remedy and liquid drain cleaner that I could find. Then I ordered this,” wrote one reviewer. “I cannot believe how well this thing worked! It has been about a month since I used this thing and every time I shower, I am still impressed by how well this thing worked!”

The FlexiSnake Drain Millipede is flexible, 18 inches long and has over 4,000 micro-hooks attached to the tool, something reviewers say produces amazing results. There’s even a patented hook and loop technology formulated to perfectly grab and hold onto drain hair and buildup “like magic with instant relief,” according to the product description.

“There is no doubt I will use this again (because in all reality, your drains will never be guaranteed clog free),” another shopper posted. “It took me 3 minutes to clear the clog including cleanup. 10/10 will buy again.”

FlexiSnake Drain Millipede

The FlexiSnake Drain Millipede is getting a ton of positive reviews online – and it costs just $5. (Photo: Amazon)

Shop it: $5, amazon.com

The flexibility of the product also makes it less physically tolling on the user, noted a reviewer.

“Not only did this work extremely well, but minimal worry about damaging pipes because the snake is flexible & the snagging bristles are soft, not sharp,” they said. “Even recovering from shoulder surgery, I was able to easily use this device.”

If that doesn’t fascinate you, consider the fact that the millipede is reusable (and the perfect addition to any chore closet).

“Solid little drain snake, good for getting hair and other clogs out,” another happy customer wrote. “This snake worked wonders, and washed off pretty clean to be reused.”

And, once you’re done transforming your clogged drain into a pristine work of art, you can wash off the gunk, and easily fold the tool to fit and store in tight spaces, thanks to its flexible steel core.

“My only advice: Don't just get one,” a shopper advised. “I'd get a package or multiple snakes just to routinely clean out the drain. I love when a shot-in-the-dark purchase really works!”

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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