A new self-cleaning drain promises to eliminate the need for plungers, snakes and chemical drain cleaners.
The PermaFlow trap replaces a standard P-trap, the U-shaped pipe under a sink. It's designed to increase water turbulence to keep the trap clean, and it has a paddle inside that can be rotated with an external knob to remove buildup.
The trap is clear, so you can see drainage problems more easily.
PermaFlow traps can be ordered at www.shop.pfwaterworks.net/main.sc or 877-265-9777. Prices for a single trap range from $39.95 to $46.55.
Information is at www.permaflow.com.