Do Bath Bombs Clog Drains?

We can’t argue that adding a fizzy, colorful bath bomb to your bathwater is fun and relaxing. While bath bombs are fun, they do have the potential to cause drainage issues. If you want to protect against a clogged bathtub drain, keep reading to learn more about how to choose your bath bombs carefully.

What Are Bath Bombs Made Of?

The average bath bomb contains oils, salts, and scents. The most common ingredients in bath bombs are Epsom salt and baking soda. These ingredients are harmless and will dissolve in the water without causing any problems. It’s the additives to the bath bombs that you need to worry about. Bits of flowers, glitter, essential oils, and body butters don’t dissolve as well. When these additives make their way into your pipes they stick and harden in the pipe elbows. Over time, as other non-organic material like hair, soap, and shaving cream gets in the pipes, the combination can cause huge clogs.

How to Use Bath Bombs Safely in Your Pipes

The good news is that you can use bath bombs and not put your pipes in jeopardy. We recommend you take precautions against large objects slipping into the drainpipes by adding a strainer to the tub stopper.

Do your kiddos really want that glitter bath bomb? We get it. You do what you have to do to make bath time go smooth. If your child really wants the glitter bomb or the flower petal bath bomb, use them sparingly. Keep them as a special treat and stick with the less fancy versions most of the time.

Also, after using the bath bombs, run very hot water through the drain to break up any remaining residue. If you use bath bombs frequently, use a vinegar and baking soda mixture as a natural drain cleaning solution once a week.

Keep Bath Bombs Out of Hot Tubs

Just don’t do this. It’s not worth the risk to have a colorful hot tub experience. Leave the bath bombs for the bathtub and use them sparingly.

Do you have drainage issues caused by bath bombs or another problem? Call Whitney Plumbing Pros. We’re happy to come out to your place and access the problem. Our team of plumbers in Whitney are experts at clearing tough clogs.

You deserve a clog-free bathing experience. With regular drain cleaning services and using bath bombs infrequently, you shouldn’t have any problems.

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