As much as we all love our pets, one thing that we likely don’t pay much thought to is the negative effects they can have on our plumbing. Without taking the proper precautions, you might end up needing to call a plumber for a clogged toilet, pipe repair or drain cleaning in Springfield Missouri.
Beware When Bathing
You want your pets to be nice and clean, but it’s important to be mindful of your drains when giving them baths. Fur that falls off during bathing can easily bunch up together and clog your bathtub or sink drains. You've probably seen a shower drain get clogged with human hair. Imagine how much easier it can occur with the thicker, coarser fur of a pet. To alleviate worry, consider installing a drain guard to keep the fur outside your drain, or when the weather is nice, wash your pet outdoors to avoid the need for calling a plumber for drain cleaning in Springfield Missouri.
Don’t Flush The Litter
Disposing of cat litter can be an unpleasant task. Some believe that flushing it down the toilet is a safe and easy means of disposal, but don’t let what the bag might say fool you. It may be easy, but it’s certainly not safe. Wet cat litter can turn into a gunky paste that clogs up your toilet, leading to potentially expensive repairs. The best way to dispose of cat litter is by putting it in the trash.
Watch The Dog’s Digging
This one is less likely considering most ground around the Ozarks tends to be pretty rocky, but it could still be a potential issue. If your dog loves digging around outdoors, be mindful of where and how deep they dig. Water lines typically aren’t that deep in the ground, so it wouldn’t take much for your pooch to disrupt it.
Pet-proofing your plumbing in these simple areas can go a long way in keeping everything in working order. If you find yourself on the receiving end of plumbing troubles courtesy of your furry, four-legged friend, United Plumbing is ready 24/7 to help you with your plumbing problems. Give our plumbers in Springfield, MO a call whenever you need us.