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How Your Four-Legged Friends Affect Your Plumbing

cute-dog-under-warm-grey-blanketIf you were asked to think about the various things that affect the plumbing in your home, you might think of the quality of your water, the amount of people in your home, or your home itself. The last thing that you’re probably thinking about is your pets! The thing is that your pets really do affect your home—you’re probably never more aware of this than when you’re dusting off a surface or vacuuming but we want to bring it to your attention with your plumbing too.

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How Your Pets Affect Your Plumbing

So how exactly do your pets affect your plumbing? They can affect your plumbing system in a few ways:

Use a Drain Stopper

Do you ever take bath time into your own hands with your four-legged friends? If you’re planning on skipping that grooming appointment and giving your pet a bath on your own, you’re going to need to use a drain stopper. Something as simple and as cheap as one of these systems will keep so much of your animal hair out of your drain. This helps you avoid a clog in the future.

Stop the Digging!

Let’s face it—dogs like to dig. You might let it slide every now and then but take this as your sign to put a stop to this practice. A little light digging will only ruin the aesthetics of your yard but ongoing digging or digging in places that have vital piping can actually ruin your home’s plumbing. Take this as a sign to lean into that dog training—it will benefit you in the long run.

Don’t Flush Your Cat Litter

We know, we know—so many brands on cat litter market themselves as “flushable.” We know that it’s convenient to be able to flush your cat litter, but over time your toilet will build up and clog. If you want to avoid a toilet clog make sure that you dispose of this waste in a different way rather than flushing it. So many products market themselves as flushable when they actually aren’t—don’t be fooled. Keep the quality of your plumbing in mind.

Cover Up Your Exposed Pipes

Do you live in a home with a more modern look? If so, you probably have a few exposed pipes. Puppies and kittens are babies with the same habits as human babies—they get into things they aren’t supposed to! It’s a great idea to cover up any exposed pipes for the safety of your pet and the health of your plumbing system. If you allow your pet to bite through your pipes you’re going to have a very expensive problem on your hands.

You can contact our professional technicians at Pipeworks Inc. if you want a little extra assistance with your plumbing system. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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