LOS ANGELES (KABC) --A lot of products promise to clear out pipes without the help of a plumber so Consumer Reports put those claims to the test and found most weren't effective.
But a mechanical device called Drain FX worked well. The device attaches to the faucet and uses pressurized water to clean the pipes.
Consumer Reports also tested out a $3 traditional plunger as a comparison to the device.
Watch the clip above to see how the two items compared.