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Pet Owners Plumbing Tips

Contrary to what many people may think, some of the simplest tasks people do when caring for their pets can lead to large plumbing problems and big repair bills.

Orlando, FL drain_cleaning_servicesSuch tasks as giving the family pet a bath or scooping out a litter box can go from being easy to suddenly having high repair bills associated with them.

To make sure this doesn't happen to you, here are some of the most useful tips available to keep drains and pipes clean.

Hair in the Bathtub

Whether it's a short-haired or long-haired pet being given a bath, it's a good bet they will have plenty of hair going down the drain.

To keep this from happening, invest in a quality drain strainer made specifically for use when bathing pets.

Costing only a few dollars, it can save hundreds of dollars in repair bills by keeping hair and other things from clogging up the drains and pipes.

Flushing and Fido

When it comes to our pets and the toilet, plenty of problems can ensue. For example, cat owners who use flushable cat litter and then flush it down the toilet can count on needing a plumber at some point to unclog their pipes.

That's because the used litter, instead of moving through the pipes, will instead set up like concrete and be very difficult to remove. To avoid this, plumbers recommend simply throwing away the litter box's contents into a trashcan.

And if you want to make sure your Orlando home dog does not do its part to clog up drains and pipes associated with the toilet, don't let them take a drink from the bowl whenever they want.

If they do this often enough, plenty of their hair will find its way into the toilet and the pipes, clogging them up as well. By giving Fido a dish full of fresh water, this won't happen.

Puppies and Kittens and Pipes and Drains

Pipes and drains in your Orlando home are especially tempting to puppies and kittens for a variety of reasons. For example, kittens always love to explore open drains, and puppies will never pass up a chance to chew on a pipe.

If either of these things happen, a plumber will be coming around to make repairs and present you with a bill for their services. By having drain covers installed on open drains and having any exposed pipes covered, the results will be far different.

Don't let your fluffy pup clog up your drain! If you need drain cleaning in your Orlando, FL home call Shamrock Plumbing at (407) 292-8881 today!

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