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How To Maintain And Clean Your Drain Buddy

How To Maintain And Clean Your Drain Buddy

What Is Drain Buddy?

Meet the Drain Buddy Ultra Flo – your handy helper for sinks and bathtubs! It's a cool gadget that does two jobs: stops water like a plug and catches hair (also called a strainer). What's awesome? No need for tools or pro installation. The Ultra Flo has a basket that grabs hair, gunk, and stuff before they make a clog disaster.

Here's the genius part: if you drop small things, like jewelry, oops! You can rescue them by pulling out the basket. It's like a safety net for your valuables. And guess what? It's not just practical; it's good-looking too, with a sleek brushed nickel finish and three other finishes to match your home. A win for your bathroom!

How To Install Drain Buddy

Installing the Drain Buddy Ultra Flo is a breeze, and only takes a few steps: Simply drop the Drain Buddy into your sink or bathtub drain - it's that easy!
  • To seal the drain, gently push down on the cap.
  • To drain the water, just pull the cap up - no need to press any buttons!
  • To clean or replace the basket, lift the Drain Buddy out of the sink or tub, and press the button on the cap to release the basket.

How To Clean Drain Buddy

Cleaning the Drain Buddy Ultra Flo is almost as simple as installing it! Here's how:

  • Lift the Drain Buddy out of your sink or tub.
  • Give the basket a quick shake over the garbage to remove any hair or debris.
  • If the basket is really dirty, you can rinse it off under the faucet, or even give it a good scrub with a little dish soap and a soft brush.
  • Once it's clean, just pop the basket back in place and you're good to go!

How To Maintain Drain Buddy

Maintaining the Drain Buddy Ultra Flo is a piece of cake! Here are a few tips to keep it in tip-top shape:

  • Rinse it off regularly to keep it clean and prevent buildup.
  • Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as these can damage the material.
  • Don't let it sit in standing water for too long, as this can lead to mold or mildew growth.
  • If it gets particularly dirty, a gentle scrub with a soft brush and some dish soap should do the trick.

How To Replace The Drain Buddy Basket

Because of its build, the Drain Buddy Ultra Flo generally lasts for up to several years provided that it is cleaned and maintained regularly. But if it comes to replacing the drain buddy, it is actually very easy. All you need to do is follow a few simple steps.

  • Remove the Drain Buddy from your sink or tub by pulling it out.
  • Press the two recessed buttons on the cap to detach the basket.
  • Replace the old basket with a new one, making sure it's securely fitted.
  • Put the Drain Buddy back in place and you're done!
  • The whole process takes just a few minutes and is super easy.


To keep your Drain Buddy running smoothly and effectively, regular cleaning and maintenance is key. It's as easy as 1-2-3:

  1.  Remove any visible debris from the catch cup
  2. Clean the catch cup and hair trap with warm, soapy water.
  3. Use a soft brush to remove any residue or buildup from the catch cup and hair trap. That's it! By following these simple steps, your Drain Buddy will continue to be your faithful clog-busting companion for years to come