Do you have a canine or feline among the household? Unbeknownst to some homeowners, pets may affect the plumbing, and vice versa. We’ll outline a few pet owner plumbing tips and what you can do to prevent pet-induced plumbing issues.
Plumbing Tips to Keep in Mind if You’re a Pet Owner
Never Leave the Toilet Seat Up—Does your dog enjoy the occasional sip of water from the toilet bowl? This isn’t a major concern since the water itself isn’t particularly harmful. However, the water and bowl may contain residue from chemical cleaners that pose a health concern if ingested.
Never Flush Kitty Litter—Some cat litter brands are marketed as flushable. Even so, we don’t recommend flushing the contents down the toilet. Your cat may consume foods that are not fully digestible, such as bones. You don’t want this matter ending up in the toilet drain.
Install Pressure Balancing Valves—A surge of hot water in the shower sometimes occurs when another occupant flushes the toilet. While this isn’t a major problem for people, the temperature surge may be enough to scald smaller pets. Prevent the surge by having a plumbing service install a pressure balancing valve.
Prevent Backyard Digging—Some sewer lines are shallow, buried about 18-inches below the turf. If your dog is a digger, it could expose the pipes to the elements when it digs. Do what you must to prevent your canine friend from making craters in your yard.
We’ll Fix Issues Caused by Your Pet
Pet owners can contact Plumbing & Heating Specialist. Our special offers keep diagnosis and repairs affordable. This goes for our plumbing and heating services. Most of our crew members are pet owners themselves and understand how animals might affect the plumbing. Follow our plumbing tips for pet owners to keep both your pet and the plumbing happy.
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