Pets are like family members and bring a lot of extra love into your life. At the same time, they can bring a lot of hair and wreak havoc with your plumbing system. Luckily, pet plumbing problems can be prevented or remedied. Here are some tips to avoid pet plumbing problems.

Drains and Pipes: Pet Bathingdog getting bath

When you bathe your four-legged companion in the bathtub, the oil from your pet’s hair combines with soap scum and builds up into clumps. This prevents the drain from doing its job – drain. An easy and effective fix is to invest in a hair snare or drain catch for every drain that you plan to bathe your pet. It can save you the cost of a repair. And in the warmer months, you may even consider bathing your cat or dog outside on the grass or in a kiddie pool.

Cat Litter

Human waste and toilet paper are the only things that should be flushed down the toilet. Whatever you do, don’t flush cat litter down the toilet even if the package says “flushable.” This way you can avoid a clogged toilet and be in need of residential plumbing services. Other items that can clog a toilet include sanitary napkins, facial tissues, tampons, baby wipes, coffee grounds and dental floss.

Dog Digs

Canines just love to dig holes when in the backyard. If your pet is digging holes, make sure that they’re not too deep. Both sewer and water lines can sometimes be found as shallow as 16 to 20 inches below the ground. You don’t want your pup putting a hole through the sewer or water line.

Floor Drains

You should pet-proof your home. If you have a caged pet, make sure that the floor drains in the low levels of the home are adequately covered.

If it’s too late for any of these preventative tips, call for professional residential plumbing services from a plumbing company like Stahl Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. The master plumbers at Stahl Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can clear the drain line from pet hair and assist you with drain maintenance. In addition to residential plumbing services, they offer commercial plumbing services and 24-hour plumbing service.