Serving Rio Rancho, Albuquerque, and Surrounding Areas

3200 Northern Blvd. NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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During this unprecedented time, Affordable Service wants to assure our customers that our office staff and technicians are being safe and making every effort to keep surfaces clean, wash their hands, and will maintain their distance while providing service to your home.


Is Your Bath Bomb Clogging Your Drain?

Bath bombs have recently become very popular. What's not to like? A bath is already a soothing experience for most people, and bath bombs can make that experience even better by adding a plethora of great scents and colors. Although bath bombs provide a pleasant experience, they can also harm your drain and pipes. It’s important to know what to look out for when it comes to drain clogs and issues.

How Could Bath Bombs Clog Your Drain?

There are several different types of bath bombs. They're usually made up of Epsom salt and baking soda, which easily dissolve in water. However, some bath bombs also include things like essential oils, flower petals, cornstarch, and glitter. These are all things that won't dissolve easily. When these products go down your drain and pipes, they have the potential to get stuck, causing a clog. If this is not fixed or continues to be an issue, it can lead to more serious plumbing problems.

Can These Issues be Prevented?

The good news is that you won't always need expert technicians to take care of things. There are a few preventative measures you can take. For bath bombs with large particles like glitter or flower petals, you can wrap them in fabric or nylon socks/stockings to prevent the particles from getting out and going down the drain.

If you happen to get a small blockage, it can be solved with a simple application of vinegar and baking soda, as well as very hot water immediately after the bath. Keep in mind, this remedy is best for small clogs.

Do I Need to get my Plumbing Serviced?

If you notice that your pipes are draining very slowly or things start backing up, you should certainly consider contacting a professional. At Affordable Service, we are available 24/7 for your plumbing needs!

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