If you have a furry family member, you understand that sometimes they can be a handful, chewing up items, drinking from the toilet bowl, or even digging up the backyard.
Well, they never mean to do any damage, but as the sane family members, it’s your responsibility to take care of your home and keep your pet safe.
Here are a few tips to help keep your pets from interfering with your plumbing system and keeping them safe.
- Cover all the exposed pipes – pets chew anything, especially the younger ones, and the exposed pipes look like toys. So, always keep them covered to prevent an expensive plumbing repair or, worse, an unfortunate trip to the veterinary.
- Give the shower outdoors – Bath time for a pet covered in mud is inevitable. However, bathing the pet in the tub will result in all the dirt, and every other thing caught up in its fur being washed down the drain. More often than not, you’ll wind up with a blockage. So how about you do the bathing outside or use a drain stopper if you have to use the bathtub.
- Don’t flush kitty litter down the toilet – Even if it’s written flushable, do not fall for it. Anything termed as litter is capable of blocking your drain. If it’s not tissue or human excreta, don’t flush it.
- Always keep the toilet lid closed – Your pet drinking from the toilet bowl will not cause damage to your plumbing system. Instead, it will send you to the veterinary ER. Choose to keep your pet healthy by always keeping the toilet lid closed.
Pets chewing on toys is nothing compared to chewing or digging up plumbing pipes. So keep your pets away from your plumbing system by heeding these tips.
If you find yourself with a chewed-up pipe or any other plumbing issues, always call the plumbers asap.
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