Have you ever wondered how the plumbing in your home affects your pet and vice versa? Your pet brings a lot of joy in your home, but they can also be quite a handful at times. You never know what they might be getting into while you’re at work! Luckily, your pet and your plumbing can coexist peacefully if you follow these tips.
Giving your pet a bath can be fun, but your plumbing can suffer damage if you don’t take proper precautions. It is highly recommended that you use a strainer or a stopper when you give your pet a bath. Some pets, especially some breeds of dog, shed a lot and this hair can cause clogging problems in your drains. Reduce your risk of developing slow moving drains by using a stopper or strainer.
Keep Your Toilet Lid Closed
We all know the stereotype of pets drinking from the water in the toilet bowl. Keep the toilet lids in your bathrooms closed when you’re not using them! Your pets might pick up the residue leftover from harsh chemicals and cleaners used to clean toilet bowls which can be harmful to their health.
Never Flush Cat Litter in the Toilet
The only things that you should be flushing down your toilet are waste and toilet paper. Even if the packaging claims that the litter is flushable, you shouldn’t do it. Cat litter can cause a lot of damage to your toilet and sewer pipes.
Keep an Eye Out if Your Dog Likes to Dig Holes in the Yard
Sometimes, water and sewer lines can be found as shallow as 18 inches below ground level. And if your pet loves to dig holes in the backyard, they could potentially do a lot of damage to them if they hit it in just the right way. Make sure they’re not digging deep enough to hit these important pipes in your plumbing system.
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Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.