Pets are considered man’s best friend, but that doesn’t mean they can’t wreak havoc on our homes. That being said, one popular detail our living space that we tend to overlook, which is usually the first to be tarnished, is our plumbing. Granted, bathing your furry friend in the tub may seem like a cute, easy thing to do, but it could lead to a lot of plumbing problems down the line.
Keep your pup and your plumbing happy by avoiding these habits:
1. Don’t Throw Cat Litter Down the Drain
Even though your kitty litter may claim that it is flushable, there’s a strong chance that it is not. All cat litter tended to clump, meaning that you’ll be in for some serious clogs if you try to flush it
2. Don’t Bathe Your Pet in the Bathtub Without a Stopper
Some dogs and cats have long hair and shed pretty frequently. If you bathe your pet in the tub, their hair will slowly slip down the drain and cause a backup. You can reduce the risk of a slow-moving drain by either using a drain stopper (or strainer) when bathing your pup.
3. Don’t Leave the Toilet Bowl Open
It may seem pretty comical to picture your pet propped up on your open toilet bowl, but it can actually be extremely hazardous for their health. The residue left from cleaners, chemicals, and waste can be harmful to your pet’s well-being and should never be ingested. Make it a household habit to always keep the lid closed and protect your furry loved one.
No matter the size, Dean’s can help with any plumbing problems you may encounter. Our plumbing trucks are workshops on wheels, which are equipped with clean, modern tools and equipment. This allows Dean’s Minneapolis plumbers to complete any job quickly and efficiently. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professionally licensed plumbers.