For many people, pets are part of the family, and they are a joyous part of our lives. Unfortunately, when it comes to your home's plumbing system, your pet can essentially be the cause of numerous problems. To ensure that both your plumbing and your pets remain safe, here are a few tips you will want to keep in mind.
Your Cats and Household Sinks
You've probably seen on the internet how much cats love sinks. Well, it is true; they really do. However, when your cat lays in your sink, its hair will be all over the sink and can potentially go down the drain and cause a significant clog. Luckily, a drain cover can stop this from happening.
Another thing you have to watch for is your cat stealing drinks from the sink faucet. When you clean the faucet, there is residue left behind from the cleaning chemicals that you use, and this can be harmful to your feline. So, you may want to consider making the switch to eco-friendly cleaners, as these will be safer for your cat as well as your septic system.
Your Pets and Bath Time
When your give your pet a bath, it is very important that the tub drain have a cover just like the sink drain. The cover helps to keep unwanted pet hair out of the drain to prevent unnecessary clogs. At bath time, hair shedding will be the worst, and the hair will clump up, making it clog more easily as it enters and passes through the drain if there is no cover on it.
Your Pets and Toilets
Pets are notorious for wanting to drink out of the toilets, and this is true even when they have a bowl completely full of fresh water. Therefore, make sure that you always close the lid on the toilet after each use to ensure your pets cannot grab a drink whenever they want. Toilet water may be contaminated with toxic cleaning chemicals, debris, etc.
Also, despite what others may have told you, it is not safe to dump cat litter into your toilet. The only safe place for kitty litter is in the garbage can. There are only two things that should ever be flushed down your commode and those are toilet paper and human waste. Flushing anything else will result in a clog, sometimes immediately, but definitely over an extended period of time.
For more information, talk to plumbers like those at Ez Flow Plumbing in your area.Share
12 November 2018
Hi everyone, my name is Linda Strickerts. I am going to talk about plumbing pipes problems, repairs and upgrades on this site. Although the pipes hide beneath the floors and behind the walls, they are an integral part of the home. Without plumbing pipes, we would still be heading out to the outhouse to do our business. Washing clothes, dishes and ourselves would also not be possible without carrying buckets of water in and out of the home. I hope to explore the different ways plumbing pipes changed our lives for the better. I will talk about keeping the pipes in great shape as well. Thanks.