Pet Owners: 3 Plumbing Tips to Keep Cat and Dog Hair out of Drains and Pipes
Many Berkeley homeowners think that plumbing issues cannot be associated with their pets, but problems may rise when you don't expect them to. Indeed, there are pets related plumbing problems one should be aware of. For instance, a pet may drink contents from the toilet or splash water or litter in the sink or your bathtub.
This may look fun for the pet, but it may result to water wastage or may cause strain on the pipes. The most common is where the pet's hair clogs pipes or drains every time the cat or the dog takes a bath. The following measures are meant to ensure your drains and pipes are clean when pets are around.
Use drain covers and secure exposed pipes
Open pipes and drains could be a waiting disaster for the plumbing and pets themselves When the puppies and kittens are about to develop their teeth, you might find out that they chew on pipes or drains. There is also a likelihood of small pets to become trapped in the drains or pipes when looking for food or driven by scent.
To prevent such issues, it is important to buy drain covers and secure all the exposed drains. For the exposed pipes, wrap the part to discourage chewing or block them with heavy furniture to ensure they are not accessible to pets. An alternative for the small pets to chew could be small toys to keep their mouth engaged.
It is not advisable to flush the cat's litter or any other "flushable" pet's products. Cat's litter may harm the plumbing system or at very least make the plumbing system dirty. The likely effects are more clogs that will result to build up. Control measures should be to change the pets litter more often.
Keep hair from clogging pipes
If you own a cat or a dog or both in your Berkeley home, short hair doesn't mean that they don't shed at all. The truth is that all pets shed hair probably more than we think.
Most of it come off during a bath. It is important to keep it off the pipes because it makes cleaning easier. Letting too much hair to clog in the pipes or drains may cause blockage or at very least make it dirty with build up.
Don't let your fluffy pup clog up your drain! If you need drain cleaning in your Berkeley, CA home call Albert Nahman Plumbing at 510-843-6904 today!