If you have pets in your household, you know the joy they bring, and you also know the challenges involved. One thing you might not think about until it happens to you is how your pets could affect your home’s plumbing system or be affected themselves because of a plumbing repair concern. Here are a few tips that can help you avoid a potential problem.
- Remember that dogs love to chew. From the moment you bring home a new puppy, you find yourself puppy-proofing your home. You put your shoes away, restrict them from rooms with carpeting, and get started on house-training. Here’s one more thing you should do – cover any exposed pipes. The last thing you want to do is come home to a flood and need to call for plumbing repair because your curious puppy has bitten through a pipe or the water line to the icemaker.
- Set up an outdoor bathing station. One of the most common plumbing repair calls in households with pets is to unclog a drain because it has become packed with fur clumps and mud. If you want to provide a warm bath indoors, take extra steps to trap the fur before it goes down the drain. A good brushing before a bath is helpful, as well.
- Get rid of toxic drain cleaners. Your pets do not know how to read the poison warning symbols, and their curiosity can often result in a tragic ending. Keep in mind that those chemicals aren’t good for the pipes either – turn to a professional plumber to clear clogs instead of keeping these dangerous chemicals around your home.
If you end up needing a plumbing repair despite your best efforts to protect against issues related to pets, don’t hesitate to contact us at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Hendersonville. Your satisfaction with your service call is 100% guaranteed, so you can be confident your plumbing repair will be done right the first time. Call today with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment.