There are proven benefits of having pets such as cats and dogs. However, there are also drawbacks, such as hair getting into pipes and drains. Below explains three ways to ensure that cat or dog hair doesn’t end up in the plumbing of your Chandler home.
Use Drain Strainers
Drain strainers are an easy and quick way to keep hair out of pipes. Although many pet owners think that their pet doesn’t shed that much, all animals shed hair. This is especially true when they are cleaned or bathed, even more so when they are dirty and need a thorough scrubbing. Drain strainers are affordable, simple to use and easy to maintain. They will ensure that pet hair stays out of the pipes and thus reduce potential clogs or drainage issues. Using a drain strainer will also make cleaning the tub much easier. There are temporary and permanent drain strainers available.
Cover Drains and Pipes
Animals such as dogs and cats love to chew. This is especially true for younger pets. Therefore exposed pipes or uncovered drains may appear as a toy. Be sure to prevent any potential plumbing problems by block access to open drains or pipes with furniture or household items. This will also eliminate the possibility of smaller pets finding their way into the drain or pipe. Pet owners should also consider installing drain covers that will eliminate the opportunity for kittens or puppies to chew on drains to develop their teeth.
When grooming a pet, some pet owners are tempted to simply flush the cat or dog hair down the toilet. However, hair waste for pets and their owners all belong in the garbage. Also, some pet hair will get into the toilet when the cat or dog wants a drink. A few times won’t harm the plumbing, but if it happens every day, then blockage may occur. Therefore, be sure to refill the water dish at least twice a day. Additionally, just because an item is marked with a flushable label does not mean that it should be automatically tossed in the toilet. This mainly applies to cat litter, which certain pet owners like to quickly flush down the toilet. However, cats cannot fully digest everything, such as bones, so little should be properly thrown away in the trash. Overall, Chandler pet owners can eliminate pet related plumbing problems through using drain strainers, covering drains and pipes and controlling access to the toilet.
Don’t let your fluffy pup clog up your drain! If you need drain cleaning services, call ABC Plumbing &Rooter at (480) 726-1600 today!