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Pet Owners: 3 Plumbing Tips to Keep Cat and Dog Hair Out of Drains and Pipes

When you own a pet, it takes plenty of care each day to make sure they live healthy and happy lives. This involves such tasks as changing litter boxes, giving them a refreshing bath, and keeping them as safe as possible.

While most pet owners do this in a very responsible manner, others do many things that unbeknownst to them can present hazards to their pets as well as lead to numerous plumbing problems at home. To keep this from happening, here are several tips that can be followed.

Cats, Dogs, Pipes, and Drains

If your home has any exposed pipes and drains in the basement, garage, or crawlspace, it may be a good idea to use the services of a Franklin plumber. That's because the pipes that are left uncovered will be perfect things for dogs to chew on, and uncovered drains will be prime spots for kitties to crawl in and explore.

To avoid these situations, cover any exposed pipes and have drain covers installed. By doing so, you'll keep plenty of hair from going down the drain and clogging up pipes.

Strain for a Better Bath

No, this doesn't mean you should fight even more with Fido and Fluffy to get them into the bathtub. Rather, once you've got them there, you should be sure to put in place a drain strainer to catch most if not all of the pet hair.

If the hair goes down the drain and into the pipes, you'll have clogs that will need to be fixed by a plumber. By using a drain strainer that is made to be used exclusively with pet baths, you'll be sure to catch almost any hair that tries to sneak its way down the drain.

A Water Bowl is for Drinking

Contrary to what most dogs may think, the water bowl that is beside their food bowl is the only place from which they should be drinking. However, time after time they find their way to the toilet bowl for a drink or two. But when they do, they not only drink water but also shed plenty of hair into the toilet bowl. This hair gets flushed down the toilet, leading to plenty of clogs in your Franklin home that are not easy to remove.

Don't let your fluffy pup clog up your drain! If you need drain cleaning in your Franklin, IN home call Kellie Plumbing Inc. at (317) 738-2707 today!