Pet Owners: 3 Plumbing Tips to Keep Cat and Dog Hair out of Drains and Pipes
Pets are an important part of our lives because they make life enjoyable. Their love is unconditional which is the reason ensuring they give you an easy time to take care of them is called for. Pets don’t think like humans and whatever is fun for them may not be fun for us.
Therefore, the best thing we can do is to ensure we protect them from the danger of open pipes, their hair causing blockage or damaging pipes through chewing among others. The following tips are meant to keep the pipes and drains of your San Mateo home clean and your pets out of danger every time.
Use drain strainers during bath time
When you are washing your cat or dog in the bathtub, be sure to use a drainer strainer. Pets are known to shed a lot of hair which may clog the drain or worse, the pipes. However, some people think that some pets especially those with short hair do not shed a lot of hair. This is an underestimation because they too shed a lot of hair.
If you have a dog that sheds hair during a bath, you will better understand how shedding works. If you want to estimate how much hair a dog or cat sheds, take into account the amount of hair on your couch daily if the pet spends most of its time there. Imagine the same amount of hair in your drain, it could cause build up that would slow down the moving waste in the drain.
Close the toilet lid
Pets are known to love notoriously drinking water in the toilet bowl. Also, the residue left behind your household cleaners can be very hazardous to pets. The best practice is to ensure the toilet lid is always closed.
This prevents two issues; prevents your pet from drinking dirty and contaminated water and prevents them from accidentally ingesting dangerous materials. The other benefit is to ensure the pets doesn’t play with the water inside the bowl. As the toilet water is unclean, pets playing with it could make the toilet dirty and spreading germs in the house.
Throw cat litter in the trash can
Be careful not to flush pets litter. Pet’s Litter is not meant to be flushed through the San Mateo toilet. The best way to dispose of pets litter is to throw it in the trash can. Flushing the pets litter might cause buildup down your drain, and continued flush may slow down the moving waste in the drain.
Don’t let your fluffy pup clog up your drain! If you need drain cleaning in your San Mateo, CA home call James Caccia Plumbing at (650) 376-6800 today!