Have you recently gotten a new pet like a cat or
At Expert Plumbing, we’re here to help. When we’re not providing plumbing services to your water fixtures and numerous other areas, we can also offer industry expertise on how to ensure new pets don’t create any issues with any part of the plumbing system. Here are some of the top pet-proofing tips we can offer.
Cover Exposed Pipes
Just like some small children, many pets are extremely curious and want to explore anything they possibly can. This will include areas like exposed pipes, which are often found below sinks or in crawl spaces.
Pets biting pipes, however, can have negative effects on both sides of the coin: They can create a leak or even a full-on burst pipe, and they also may damage pet teeth. If you notice this is an issue, look for savvy ways to cover exposed pipes or block pet access to them.
Many can’t wait to give a new pet their first bath, but you have to be very careful here. Pet hair clumps together during a bath, often creating drain blockages that lead to full-on clogs. If you’re going to bathe your pet inside, make sure you invest in a drain plug that will catch all this hair in advance. We also recommend spraying your animal off outdoors before washing them
Keep Water Available
Does one of your pets have a toilet water drinking issue? In the vast majority of cases, these problems develop in pets because they don’t have enough water readily available to them. Make sure there’s always a good source of water in their bowl that can be easily accessed, and chances are toilet drinking issues will subside.
Keep Chemicals Out of Reach
Like we noted above, pets are curious. If they can find their way to cleaning chemicals in the kitchen or bathroom, they’ll try to get into them. This could be very unsafe and even threaten their lives, so ensure all cleaning chemicals are safely stored in a place where pets cannot access them.
For more on how to pet-proof the home with plumbing in mind, or to learn about any of our other plumbing repair services, speak to the pros at Expert Plumbing today.