Everyone deserves a nice relaxing way to unwind after a stressful day, and a bath can do just that! There is nothing more relaxing than knowing you are taking care of your body, mind, and home. When taking a bath, there are a few things we at Pure Plumbing want you to consider to achieve the best overall experience.
The Consequences of Bath Bombs:
Bath bombs are one of the most commonly used tools in a relaxing bubble bath. Using bath bombs frequently could be doing serious damage to your pipes. When bath bombs break apart in water, they don’t always dissolve fully - these undissolved segments can stick in your drain, causing hair, dirt, and other debris to clog your pipes.
How to Reduce the Risk of Harm:
If you’re not ready to say goodbye to bath bombs, here are some ways you can minimize the damage to your home. You can place the bath bomb in a nylon case, like a pantyhose, and watch as it works as a filter. This will keep the bigger chunks of the bath bomb and things such as petals, glitter, and confetti contained. It is easy to empty into your trashcan after the bath, wash and reuse. You can also place a strainer at the top of your drain. This allows the glitter, petals, or other extra items to float in the water but not go down the drain. Strainers are also easy to scoop out, dispose of unwanted materials, and reuse.
The Consequences of Bath Oils:
Just like when you’re cooking in the kitchen, you should avoid putting oil down your drain while taking a bath. Oils that liquify in warm water and solidify when cooled can coat and harden your pipes. This can lead to clogged pipes, stuck debris, and other permanent damage in which a professional may need to be consulted.
Alternatives to Bath Bombs and Oils:
A great way to protect your pipes is by investing in an oil diffuser. A diffuser will help your bathroom feel and smell like a spa without having to put anything in the tub.
Using Epsom salt can also be a great alternative. Using a package of bath salts can help create a great aroma while ensuring all pieces will dissolve in the warm water.
How to Clean Your Drains:
If you have been using bath bombs on a regular basis, your drains may need some maintenance. A simple way to clean your drains by yourself is to pour in one-half cup of white vinegar, let it sit for five minutes, and flush out with warm water. This should help break down and clear any stuck particles in your pipes. If anytime you feel unsure about the state of your pipes, don’t hesitate to contact Pure Plumbing for professional help.
To ensure your pipes are clean and working properly contact Pure Plumbing at (702) 710-7388! We are here to make sure your ability to relax doesn’t come at the cost of your home.