Pet Owners: 3 Plumbing Tips to Keep Cat and Dog Hair Out of Drains and Pipes
While there are many things that can find their way down your Las Vegas drains and pipes, dog and cat hair can be some of the most troublesome. When it weaves its way into pipes and drains, the results are often clogs that can be very difficult to remove. In most cases, the clogs will require a plumber in order to be removed. If you find yourself having problems with dog hair or cat hair clogging your pipes, here are some helpful tips you can follow.
Guard the Bathtub Drain
Whether you have a long-haired dog or a short-haired cat, either one can have lots of their hair wind up in the drain. If this is a common problem in your home, it may be time to invest in a drain strainer. With many of them now being made to be pet-friendly and able to catch virtually all pet hair that may slip down a drain, it's a great way to keep the drain and pipes clean. If enough hair gets into the pipes, it's certain to create a clog that could be difficult to remove.
Pet-Proof Your Drains and Pipes
If you live in an older home, various parts of it such as the basement or garage may have pipes and drains that have been left exposed or open. If this sounds like your home and you've got pets, this could be a problem. Exposed pipes are often great things for dogs to chew on, while open drains lend themselves to plenty of cat hair getting in them and clogging them up.
To keep any problems from happening, have a plumber cover any exposed pipes to make them inaccessible to dogs, and also install pet-proof drain covers to keep hair out while also preventing kitties from crawling in them and becoming stuck.
Dog Hair Down the Toilet
Whether dog owners want to admit it or not, many of them don't mind letting man's best friend take an occasional drink from the toilet bowl. However, what they don't realize is that lots of dog hair is winding up there as well, which then gets flushed down into the pipes. The result is one clog after another, which can require the services of a local Las Vegas plumber to remove. If you want to keep this from happening, keep your four-legged friend away from the toilet and give them a water bowl full of fresh, clean water.
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