Do You Have a Pet in Your Home?

Pet Owners Plumbing Tips

You usually don’t blame your pets for your London home plumbing issues, but if you have animals, some of these problems may be caused by them. Read on to find out how to keep your pipes and drains clean if you have pets.

Use a Drain Strainer

Pets tend to shed more than we realise, especially during bath time. Large clumps of hair can fall off your animals while you bathe them, and if all that hair goes down your drain, you could face some plumbing issues. Use a drain strainer to keep pet hair out of your pipes and make it easier to clean out your tub.

Make Sure Your Pets Have Plenty of Water

If your pets are thirsty and there is no water in their dish, they will probably start drinking out of your toilet or sink. This can put your pet’s health at risk because they could be ingesting the residue from your London home toilet bowl or sink cleaner. Additionally, small amounts of their fur could get in the toilet when they stick their head in, which can lead to plumbing issues.

Don’t Flush Everything

Some cat litters may say that they are flushable, but you shouldn’t take your chances. It is best to scoop your cat’s litter out of their litter box and into a bag. Sometimes cats eat things that they are unable to digest properly. When you dump these things down your toilet bowl, it could cause serious plumbing problems.

Cover Exposed Pipes and Drains

Some pets, especially puppies, like to chew on anything and everything. An exposed pipe may seem like the perfect thing to play with, but a chewed pipe can cause expensive plumbing damage.

Prevent your pets from chewing your pipes by blocking them off so they aren’t able to access them. You can also use drain covers that will make it harder for your pets to chew at any open floor drains.

It is important to keep these tips in mind to prevent plumbing disasters and keep your pet safe. If you think you are experiencing a problem with your plumbing, call an engineer right away to fix it before it gets out of hand.

Don’t let your fluffy pup clog up your drain! If you need drain cleaning in your London, UK home call FD Plumbing & Heating at 020 7060 4770 today!

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