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Turbo Snake Review

Updated: August 15, 2016

Bottom Line


  • No need to remove and replace drain stopper
  • Effective at pulling out hair and scum
  • Kit includes one for sink, one for shower and tub


  • Doesn't work on all clogs
  • Cap can come off inside drain
  • Designed for one use; yucky to clean
  • May not bend through curves in plumbing
Our Analysis
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The Turbo Snake can be cleaned and reused, but reviewers say it's pretty fragile, apt to break apart inside a pipe if used more than a few times. Some reviewers note that there are cheaper, more durable devices available. The Turbo Snake is only advertised for pulling hair out of drains, so if your clog is caused by something else, it won't work. Overall, though, most reviewers say it's a good tool to keep on hand, reasonably priced as long as you don't have to pay extra charges for shipping and handling.

We found video reviews of the Turbo Snake helpful, especially those that show the entire process and note the tool's drawbacks as well as its strengths. Top ranking goes to KFVS (Cape Girardeau, Mo.), where a professional plumber does the testing and rating. The review at WCNC (Charlotte, N.C.) reinforces the same points. Thoughtful single-product text reviews at Agoosa.com and VansHardware.com fill in more details, pro and con. Video reviews at KIMA (Yakima, Wash.) and StarReviews.com mention fewer drawbacks. We also found useful comments and ratings from owners, published at Amazon.com, Walgreens.com, BestBuy.com and JennyReviews.com.

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