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TubShroom™ is Guaranteed to Catch Every Single Hair Every Single Time You Take a Shower.
With your help, TubShroom™ has been funded and is now available for purchase!
With your help, TubShroom™ has been funded and is now available for purchase!
2,059 backers pledged $59,267 to help bring this project to life.

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TubShroom™ - World's Best Minimalist Strainer | Hair Catcher

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We face 99 problems and challenges every day. Cleaning clogged drains, however, is no longer one of them. Thanks to our invention - TubShroom™. ( US and CANADA Patent Pending )

Invented By:

Elena Karnegie: 

  •  Registered Nurse. Full Time Night Shift Nurse LIJ Hospital, NY
  •  Mom of Two Beautiful Girls Ages 2 and 3. Julia and Katherine
  •  Reiki Master, Practitioner 
  •  Singing Bowl Therapy Instructor 
  •  Part Time Gardner

Here's how TubShroom™ handles weeks(!) worth volume of hair. The water keeps flowing freely while the hair is stored inside the unit until cleanup. 

You'll look forward to cleaning your strainer! It literally takes seconds. Even if you don't remove the hair right after you take a shower! Wet or dry, hair comes right off. 

 Here's what we've been dealing with before we created TubShroom™

 And this...

Now you too have a chance to own a perfect solution to clogged drains. Thank you for your support! 

Please share this project with friends to help bring TubShroom™ to life. Thank you!

Everyone in our family has long hair. Including our Turkish Angora cat Marusya and our German Shepherd Frosty. Hair clogged bathroom drains was an ongoing problem. Strainers that are currently available on the market left much to be desired, so we went to the drawing board. We challenged ourselves to create a Strainer that would catch every single hair, every single time we take a shower or bathe our animals.

Important part of the challenge was to create a strainer that would be esthetically appealing and most importantly very easy to clean and maintain.  After about 3 months of trial and little error, TubShroom™ was born. We tested the prototype for several weeks and were so impressed with it, that we crafted and handed out a bunch of them to our friends and family members. The feedback was amazing. After a little consideration and hesitation, we applied for a Patent and decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign.

We had TubShroom™ tested with all types of hair imaginable. Results were more than satisfactory every time. 

Works great with dog and cat hair. Bathing a shedding furry friend can yield a ton of hair, but TubShroom™ handles it with ease.

Our First Hand Crafted Prototype
Our First Hand Crafted Prototype

After several hours at a local Hardware store, we figured out what raw materials we needed in order to put together our first hand crafted prototype. 

Time to work on the 2D drawings. We worked with some of the best designers in the industry. This was an amazing experience in itself.

2D Design Progress
2D Design Progress

We are huge fans of the History channel "How it's made", as well as Discovery channel "Myth Busters" series. While working on this project, we felt extremely proud of ourselves. Getting this done meant a lot to us. While working with the CAD designer. I actually considered a career change. This is a very creative and, on many levels, satisfying job. It's an art. Thank you Harald Rehberger for your help and expertise. It was a great pleasure working with you!

Slowly but surely, TubShroom™ is looking more and more like what we had imagined. 

Prototypes Have Arrived!

 Yes, TubShroom™ is Very Photogenic :)

Got it! At last, the TubShroom™ is ready for production. 

We secured one of the most experienced Plastic and Silicone manufacturers. All we need now is to produce Tooling. Namely Moldings. Moldings are the most expensive part of the project. It costs several thousand dollars depending on size, number of cavities and several other factors. 

This is where You - Kickstarter backers come in. We need your help to raise $12,000 for tooling and first production run. We sincerely hope that you have come to love and believe in our invention and will help us in this endlessly exciting endeavor. Thank you!

Unlike traditional strainers that go over the drain, TubShroom™ is designed to go directly inside the drain opening. The hair is being wrapped around the mid-cylinder, while the water still flows freely through multiple holes strategically located throughout the unit.

One of the great benefits of this design is that you don't see the hair until you pull the TubShroom™ out for cleaning. Cleaning could not be easier. All of the hair is in one place nicely wrapped around the cylinder and all you have to do is simply swipe it right off the TubShroom™ with a piece of paper towel. All it takes is one effortless move to get rid off the entire bunch of hair. No pulling or untangling. The hair is just as easy to remove if it's already dry. Try doing it with other strainers!

Your hair looks good on your head. Not in your tub. 

Most, if not all other strainers are designed to go over the drain - resulting in hair build up as seen above. Untangling soapy hair from your strainer is probably the last thing you want to do after taking a nice shower. With TubShroom™ You'll never have to go through this unpleasant process again. 

TubShroom™ fits directly inside the drain opening. All drain pipes are standard size - 1.5" in diameter. No special installation is required. 

Please share this project with your friends and help us bring TubShroom™ to life. Thank you!

MILESTONES:

We want to Thank Everyone who made this project possible!

Our Family members. Thank you for believing in us and our project. You are our first backers. Getting this far would not be possible without your emotional and financial support.

Our great Fiends, Neighbors and Co-workers. Thank you for your support and encouragement.

Our CAD designer Mr. Harald Rehberger. Thank you Sir for your hard work, patience and talent. We hope to work with you on more projects in the future.

Our Graphic designer Bojan Stanojevic. Thank you for your vision, hard work and involvement. You are the face of our project.

And of course Kickstarter and our Backers. We thank every Backer from the bottom of our hearts. If we could meet every single one of you in person and thank you we would :)

Everyone else who directly or indirectly helped us achieve our goal!

Please share this project with your friends and help us bring TubShroom™ to life. Thank you for your support!

 REWARDS

Risks and challenges

As is the case with any product, shipping and manufacturing delays are always a possibility. We are committed to adhering strictly to our timelines and getting the TubShroom™ produced on schedule. We gave ourselves a couple of weeks of extra time just in case there's an unexpected delay. Should everything go as planned we will actually deliver earlier than promised.

Throughout the research and development process, we’ve experimented with many different designs in order to develop the perfect strainer. After an extensive process, we have created a functional prototype to our design specifications, which will help expedite the production process once TubShroom™ reaches its funding goal.

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