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How To Pet-Proof Your Home’s Plumbing

Pets are important family members, but they can also cause issues with your home’s plumbing. Your plumbers at S & D Plumbing share our top tips to take care of your furry friend and your plumbing.

3 Ways to Protect Your Plumbing From Man’s Best Friend

Caring for a pet can be a full-time job. But trying to balance pet care with house care can be confusing. Here are some tips to help both have the best care possible:

No Digging

This tip will only pertain to certain pet owners: If your dog’s second occupation is excavator, it’s important to take precautions to ensure you’re protecting your sewer lines from Fido. Find out where your sewer and water lines lay in your yard and create a method for keeping your pup’s digging out of the equation.

Don’t Fall for Flushable Litter

Pro tip: Most things that advertise themselves as “flushable” aren’t usually as flushable as we may think. While many things CAN be flushed down a toilet, there are only a few products designed to break down correctly in your septic tank or sewer lines. Cat litter is not one of those things. If you already have problems with clogs at home, flushing litter down the toilet will only worsen the problem. Stick to throwing the litter in the trash to prevent unnecessary issues.

Don’t Bathe Pets in the Tub

Bathtime keeps your pets clean and flea-free, but our pipes aren’t designed to handle the onslaught of pet hair that bathtime typically produces. Invest in a drain hair catcher to keep fur out of your plumbing, or move bathtime to outside to nullify the issue entirely.

Got plumbing problems? Call the plumbing pros at S & D Plumbing for purrfect results.

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