Pet Proof Plumbing
Do you have a pet? Or plan on getting one soon? Well then keep on reading. Approximately 68% of households in the U.S. have a pet. They are a great addition to your family. They provide lots of laughter and comfort. However, don’t let your cute cuddly pet affect your plumbing. Here are a few interesting tips that you should take into consideration if you have a pet:
1. Keep your toilet lid closed: if you find your furry friend constantly licking the toilet bowl, we suggest getting into the habit of keeping the lid closed!!! Residue left from waste, cleaners, & chemicals can be extremely harmful to ingest.
2. Don’t flush cat litter: some people believe that cat litter is a type of waste item so it can be flushed down the toilet. Or sometimes the packaging on cat litter claims it is “flushable”. However, don’t be fooled. Cat litter easily clogs toilets. The only items that can/should be flushed down the toilet are human waste and toilet paper.
3. Place drain stoppers: when giving your clog a bath it is vital that you use a strainer/stopper to block any animal hair from going down the drain. Taking this precaution reduces the risk of clogs and slow moving drains.
4. Dog Digs: water/sewer lines can sometimes be as shallow as 18 inches below the service of your lawn. If you have a dog who likes to dig; make sure to keep an eye out for their favorite digging spots and make sure it isn’t near any plumbing pipes/fixtures.
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