While we often think of childproofing our cabinets and toilets, our pets can cause just as much damage as children. Pets can cause serious damage to your plumbing, from digging up pipes to drinking water.
These are some tips to pet-proof your plumbing.
Bathe your pet outside if possible and cover the tub drain.
The fur of your cat or dog can quickly become muddy. If you don’t wash it down the pipes, it can cause a blockage that will require you to remove it. You should not put the debris directly into your plumbing system. Before putting them in the tub, you can hose them off outdoors.. After they are in the tub, cover the drain with something to stop hair from getting into the pipes. You can avoid expensive plumbing repairs by preventing a clog before it happens.
Make sure your pet’s water bowl is always full.
There are simple ways to stop your pet from trying to drink from the toilet. You can ensure that your pet has enough water to drink, and they will be happy to leave the bowl water alone. Some pets may still want to drink from the toilet. It is recommended that you keep the lid of your toilet closed at all times. Toxic water from the toilet can cause serious health problems for your pet.
Learn where your plumbing pipes are in your yard.
Although many dogs love to dig in dirt, this can lead to major plumbing problems. Sometimes water and sewer lines are only 12-18 inches below the ground.. Your dog could damage the pipes if they dig deep enough. You can prevent your pets from getting into your pipes by knowing where they are.
Do not flush pet waste or kitty litter down the toilet.
only human waste and toilet paper should ever be flushed down the toilet. You can do this by following these steps: Any other substances can build up in your pipes, causing a blockage. Although it may seem an easy solution, especially considering pet waste can create unpleasant odors in your trash cans, the long-term cost will be high.
Even though a cat litter brand may claim to be flushable it will not all completely dissolve.
Keep cabinets locked so pets can’t access pipes or cleaning chemicals.
Many hazards are hidden under your cabinet for pets. They can also get into pipes and chew them, causing damage to the pipes or themselves. They may also be able to get into cleaning chemicals stored under sinks. These chemicals can cause serious health problems if they are ingested. It is best to lock your cabinets or use babyproofing material to keep them out.
This post was written by Joey Denick. Joey is the Owner and Operator of Clog Kings. At Clog Kings, LLC, we pride ourselves on our dedication and efficiency. We know you don’t have time to waste. That’s why we work fast to get your home or commercial building back up and running in no time. If you are looking for St.pete Plumbing then look no further because we got you covered!