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April 09,2024

Are Bath Bombs Safe For Your Plumbing?

Have you seen those colorful, fizzing balls transforming bath time into an irresistibly aromatic experience? They're called bath bombs and have quickly become one of the most beloved bathtime additions ever! But have you ever considered whether these bathtime marvels pose any potential threats or benefits to plumbing pipes and fixtures? Mr. Rooter Plumbing investigates this topic further to discover its effects and when to contact a plumbing repair service!

Understanding Bath Bombs and Your Pipes

Bath bombs comprise baking soda, citric acid, various colors, and oils. When dropped into water, they fizz away to give your bath an amazing aesthetic and aroma - but what happens after all that fizz flies down the drain?

Baking soda and citric acid are generally safe ingredients to add to bath bombs without fear of damaging plumbing. Both ingredients dissolve easily in water without creating any issues with plumbing systems. However, potential issues could arise when we discuss other components like oils, petals, and glitter that make up these bombs.

Oils and Glitter Aren't As Glittery for Plumbing

Oils in bath bombs provide great skin-softening benefits, yet they can clog your pipes when they cool off. Imagine bacon grease: liquid when hot but solid as soon as it sets. Over time, this blockage of your pipes could interfere with the intended flow of water and become an obstacle that prevents its movement through them.

Glitter and petals might look beautiful in your bathtub, but they won't dissolve easily. Instead, they can get caught in your pipes, creating an obstruction that traps other materials as they go down the drain—eventually necessitating professional plumber services to clear away this build-up of waste from your plumbing system.

Can I Still Use Bath Bombs?

Absolutely! Don't forgo your magic bath time. Simply use bath bombs consciously. Consider placing it inside a cloth or sock for maximum fun without the risk of drain-clogging debris going down your pipes; think of it as giving each bath bomb its little bath suit!

Running hot water through your drain after taking a bath or shower may help dissolve oils before they harden in the pipes, potentially saving you an expensive call-out fee from trusted plumbers in the future. A little prevention could save a costly repair service call later on!

When to Contact a Plumber

If your water drains quickly like it used to or strange noises from the pipes are making themselves known, this could be a telltale sign that something's amiss - and bath bombs may well contribute to it! While they might not always be at fault, bath bombs could contribute!

Professional plumbers are there to assist when bath bombs block pipes. Their tools and expertise allow them to identify and fix whatever may be blocking your plumbing, whether related to bombs or not. Remember, early intervention by professional repair services could save you hassle and money over time.

Prevention Is the Key to Healthy Pipes

Use bath bombs sparingly as special treats instead of an everyday ritual. After using one, run hot water down the drain for several minutes to flush away any residue left from it. Consider purchasing a drain strainer, an easy and affordable tool designed to catch solid debris before it enters your system.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing

Bath bombs offer an engaging bathing experience, but improper usage could put your plumbing at risk. By following some basic safety protocols when using them, bath bombs should offer all their fizz without creating too many hassles. And remember—should any drainage issues arise, calling in professional plumbing services from Mr. Rooter Plumbing immediately will keep them functioning smoothly!

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