Pets are an excellent addition to any home, but if you’re not careful, they may also be the origin of some pricey plumbing repairs.
Your pet will require a bath from time to time. But it is best to do this outside whenever possible. Besides preventing your bathroom from turning into a mess, this keeps pet hair from the drains. Losing fur can quickly clog your plumbing. If your pet spends a lot of time outdoors, there may be a good deal of dirt or mud on them. This muck can mix with the pet hair and generate a tough clog.
Flushing cat litter is a big NO! Some cat litter claims to be secure to flush down the toilet, the fact remains that any kind of cat litter is much better disposed of in the garbage. Flushing cat litter can cause a congestion that is almost as hard as concrete.
Cats and dogs are curious creatures, especially when they’re young. They may chew on things merely to find out what they are, and that includes any exposed plumbing in and around your residence. Cover up exposed pipes to keep your inquisitive pets from biting into it.
Some dogs like to dig. If your puppy is an energetic digger, track where they dig in your lawn. It’s possible for the dog to dig down to underground plumbing. If they hit the buried pipes in your yard, they might cause some serious damage. Consider having a plumbing professional come along and indicate where your lines have been situated if your dog digs a lot. If you are able to, fence off those areas so your dog can not reach them.
Ensure that your pets have plenty of water. If their own water bowl is empty, then they might go looking for another place to drink. Many pets wind up drinking out of the bathroom. You’ll want to avoid that since the products used to clean the toilet could be poisonous for them. If they can not get water from their bowl or the toilet, they may try to get it from where they can smell or feel water, and that may lead them back to chewing on your plumbing. Make sure their water bowls stay full to prevent these problems.
Your pet may potentially cause critical damage to your pipes or to themselves. Try avoiding these plumbing problems and protect your pets.