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Plumbing Tips for Pet Owners

Plumbing Tips for Pet Owners

Being a pet owner is both a job and a challenge. Not only do these little critters make you smile, but they also represent an added responsibility that you need to face. They are fur babies that you need to take care of for the next 10 to 20 years.

One of the challenges you will face when you have pets, particularly dogs and cats, is with your plumbing. Pets can actually wreak havoc on your plumbing. To help you avoid problems that your pets can inflict on your plumbing, here are some tips that can be very helpful:

  • Prevent pet hairs from clogging your drains – Bathing your pets is an activity you perform regularly to help keep them clean and smelling fresh. This can lead to clogged grains from long-haired dogs, cats or pets that shed a lot when they are bathed. To avoid this, invest in a drain cover or stopper which can help prevent dog or cat hairs from entering your drains and accumulating there.
  • Toilet lids and pets drinking from toilets – Another problem pet owners face, particularly dog owners, is when their pets drink from the toilet. This is very unhygienic and can cause pets to get sick if they ingest unclean water. This can cost you a lot in vet fees and medication. To prevent this, getting childproof locks installed on your toilet lids and don’t forget to close them after each time you use your toilet.
  • Keep an eye on your dog’s digging habits – If your dog is a digger, you need to keep a careful watch on them when they go outside. They might inadvertently dig your plumbing pipes out of the ground, causing plumbing issues that can cost you a lot of money to repair.
  • Check water pressure when bathing your pets – When water pressure is too strong, you might end up hurting your pet while bathing them. Try to make sure that your pets don’t get hurt by ensuring that the hose or faucet you are using to bathe them won’t spurt a strong stream of water on them. It might be better to simply fill a tub or a basin of water to bathe them and use a huge mug to pour water on them rather than to use a hose or shower head to rinse them off.

These are just a few of the tips you can use when it comes to taking care of your pets and your plumbing at the same time. When you find that you have problems with your plumbing and suffer from clogged drains because of your pets in Rochester and Buffalo, NY, the company to call for help is Rapid Rooter. We are the company you can trust with all your plumbing, hot water heater installation, and drain cleaning needs. We are also the company you call on when you have garbage disposal problems, toilet repairs, and other similar plumbing concerns.

Simply contact us at 585-209-5153 to schedule a consultation and estimate, and to get more advice on how to keep your plumbing in tiptop shape even with your pets around.