7 Ways To Use Zip Ties Around The House

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Unclog a Drain

Zip ties are cheap, easy to use, and great for a variety of jobs around the house. Get better organized and solve common problems with these ten tips.

It is always best to prevent drain clogs before problems pop up. Despite your best efforts, debris can still block up pipes. A user on Liferhacker came up with a ingeniously simple way to turn a simple zip tie into a pipe snake. Cut alternating slots on the end of the tie that angle towards the end. The slots will grab onto hair very well, which is one of the most common sources of clogs.

Make your own drain snake with a zip tie

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Tyler Golberg

Tyler is the founder of Home Maintenance Tracker and a writer for HomeSpot HQ, an easy to use tool for managing maintence and projects for every house.