Pet Owners Plumbing Tips
Are you a pet owner, or as they are commonly called today, a “pet parent”? Many homeowners are, and they are deeply in love with their pets.
Unfortunately, though, most homeowners are not aware that most of their plumbing problems may be caused by their pets. How so?
Dogs Hair Accumulates and Causes Clogged Drains
Many homeowners, often not even being aware of it, often wash their pets, such as giving their dogs a dog bath, for example, which in time accumulate dog hairs in the drains and pipes of their sink, tub or toilet.
This, of course, causes whatever else is used by such vessels to become ‘stopped up’, or clogged, because of the accumulation of animal hair over a long period of time, which can lead to house flooding because of the buildup of such animal hairs.
This results in summoning the services of a licensed plumber to remove accumulated animal hairs from the pipes and drains, which is time-consuming-depending on how clogged the pipes and drains may be as well as costly.
Prevention Tactics to Take
What can prevent such problems from recurring in the future? Actually, there are four simple tips that can keep a homeowners’ pipes and drains clean, and they are:
1-When you have to clean your pet, use a drain strainer. In this way, the strainer will catch all the residual animal hair, instead of it getting caught in the pipes or drain.
2-When you flush something, make sure it is truly flushable. What you flush in your Cape Coral home toilet should not be big or bulky that it could clog up the toilet, instead, it should easily go down, with little or no effort.
3-Hide exposed drains or pipes. Animals like to gnaw, or chew on pipes sometimes, which can inevitably lead to the damage of such. Some homeowners have moved their furniture in the area where their pipes or drains are located, for instance, so that their pets cannot have access to them.
4-Above all, make sure your drains and pipes are regularly cleaned; some homeowners may test theirs by turning on their faucets to observe if there is any water buildup or they may flush their toilets for any evidence of residue buildup.
If this is the case, there are known and proven home remedy that has been helpful. One innovative way some homeowners have used to clean out their pipes and drains is by means of baking soda and vinegar.
Many people love their pets; there’s nothing wrong with that. But make sure you keep your pipes and drains safe from any possible animal hair or for that matter, any type of residue that clogs up your sink, tub or toilet.
Don’t let your fluffy pup clog up your drain! If you need drain cleaning in your Cape Coral, FL home call Advanced Plumbing & Installations, Inc. at (239) 458-0026 today!