Sinking into a hot bath after a long busy day is a slice of heaven. Imagine the warmth of water, the soothing scent of bath bombs, how wonderful it is. Unfortunately, your bathing ritual can do more damage than good when it comes to plumbing. According to Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, bath bombs can cause problem if you're not cautious.
Bath bombs aren't like the typical gel of your soap or shower. Their signature fizz is all thanks to bits of salt. Although most of these parts dissolve in your hot bath, there are a few stubborn parts that can make their way down your drain and obstruct it. When partially dissolved bath salts collect in your drains, they can also cling to hair falling down the drain, turning into a big issue. Flower petals, glitter and confetti in bath bombs can also cause major clogs.
You wouldn't fill your drain with oil, would you? Perhaps not. Unfortunately, when you use a bath bomb, that's what you do. The oils that make your bathroom smell like a new meadow can harden walls and/or cause clogs and harm them. In fact, any household oil that puts down your sink potentially connects with minerals in sewers and forms fatbergs (massive clogs of fat and waste material in sewer system).
Before you throw out your beloved bath bombs, we're happy to inform you that the use of the bath bombs is fine in moderation. If you use a bath bomb once in a while and with these other precautions, your plumbing should remain as new for years to come. It is recommended that you should clean your pipe with vinegar and water regularly. A mixture of baking soda and boiling water possibly helps clear away any buildup, too. If there's any sign of drain in your tub, it's time to call in a plumber.