Pet Owners Plumbing Tips

Oct 8, 2020

By Express Plumbing Heating and Cooling

Owners of furry pets of all sizes have inevitably been faced with the problem of clogged drains and pipes, because of washing their shedding pets inside.

Generally, a dog is the most common pet whose fur clogs the pipes and drains, although cats and smaller furry pets may cause some problems as well.

We’ll try to help you combat this common problem with 4 plumbing tips to keep your Long Beach Island home drains and pipes clean.

Preventative Methods

The first couple of tips are centered around preventative thinking when it comes to washing your pets. The first tip is considering the best place to wash your pet in the first place.

Consider washing your pet outside with a hose. You could even fill up water buckets to wash and rinse them with water that isn’t so cold. Then take the water and dump it somewhere outside – this method would be the ultimate preventative method.

Another preventative method would be to brush your pet before their washing, which will result in less hair shedding during their wash inside.

Responsive Methods in Keeping Drains Clean

Pet owners may not have that first option for whatever reason and need to choose a place inside to wash their pets. In this case consider choosing a sink that has easily accessible pipes underneath with a drain trap, which would be easier to clean if clogged.

And the fourth tip in keeping your Long Beach Island home drains and pipes clean when washing your pet, is to use a strainer around the drain to catch the hair and other larger substances that come off the pet during their wash.

This is a very effective and smart method in keeping hairballs from lodging in the pipes and clogging the water flow.

Solutions to Clogged Drains and Pipes

Maybe these tips have come too late and you’re in need of a solution to your clogged pipes or drains, which are now impeding the proper flow or stopping the flow of water altogether.

When simple methods are ineffective, consider calling a professional to clean your pipes and drains for a smooth flow once again.

Letting an experienced professional plumber do the dirty job of cleaning the hair and other clogged substances from your drains and pipes, will get the job done right and save you time and hassle. Then you can follow these tips on how to keep drains and pipes clean and be more successful.

Don’t let your fluffy pup clog up your drain! If you need drain cleaning in your Long Beach Island, NJ home call Express Plumbing Heating & Cooling at 609-361-2727 today!